Gary Betts’ creative life has been a constantly evolving process. He first discovered his talent for ceramics and sculpture at school, so a progression to art school seemed natural. He studied design for print followed by medical illustration at Barking, Essex.
His career path took him into graphic design, illustration, film storyboard art, art direction and creative direction. Throughout his career, sculpture has always been his main passion.
Betts has always explored the human form, but the idea behind the image has been his defining style. His art conveys his personal insights, giving the raw material a voice that is alive. His work is often described as enigmatic.
Betts porcelain and bronze works are internationally acclaimed with collectors from Hong Kong to New York. Several galleries represent him in the UK.
Betts lives in London and works on a barge moored on the River Thames.
Exhibition Catalogue: 'Metamorphosis - Gary Betts' Catalogue
Cork Street 2008 (paintings)
Cork Street 2012 (solo sculpture exhibition)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012
Religionis Violentas 2012
Passion for Freedom 2012
Battersea AF 2012
Hampstead AF 2012
Aberdeen AF 2013
Royal Society Marine Artists 2013
Edinburgh AF 2013
Amsterdam Realisme 2014
Scope Basel 2014
Liverpool AF 2014
Art London 2015
Art London 2016
Scope Miami 2016
New York AF 2016
Hong Kong AF 2016
Barking School of Art 1974-77
Design for Print HND