Noel was born in 1970 and studied illustration at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art. He carried out many commissions for pubishers before concentrating on full-time painting in 1997.
Many galleries throughout the UK and America feature Noel’s work.
Noel’s subjects are the young men and women who socialise in the cities of Europe, America and Africa. His paintings are peopled with the young of today, dressed in contemporary clothing with all the edginess of urban life.
Noel’s portraits have an intimate atmosphere, which draw you into the painting, suggesting a connection between the subject and the viewer. There is no apparent poising but a reflective moment shared.