Tom Betts was born in Utah, USA in 1977. He began his artistic career by studying art at university and then going on to complete a masters in the study of Ephemeral Realism, which was conceived to help balance societal Ideal Realism. Tom Betts practice focuses on the depiction of light, colour and texture- something he has mastered over the years. This means Betts realisations are atmospheric paintings that lure the viewer in.
"Light in my work is meant to seem transitory like a story that takes a few moments to tell then fades into memory. Watching these tales of light flicker and come together to build something so beautiful and subtle is the reason I paint and seeing the life grow from it continues to feed my desire to understand and relate it.”
- Tom Betts