Born in Essex in 1952, Noel Betowski studied Fine Art in London and later taught painting there for several years. Already, regular visits to Cornwall were providing inspiration for his work and by the time he moved to Cornwall to take up painting full-time, 25 years ago, he had already achieved both critical and commercial success through several local galleries.
Noel quickly became an integral part of the local art scene, well-known for both his paintings and his Celtic music. Today Noel paints from his studio in the heart of the Penwith peninsula. He is very much influenced by the geometrical qualities of the paintings of the St Ives Modernists and takes as his subject matter the coast and countryside of West Cornwall, finding inspiration in the simplicity of the rural buildings and the mysticism of the ancient landscape.
Noel’s paintings have been exhibited in Cornwall, London, and throughout the UK and are held in collections worldwide.
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