Born in Llanelli, Noel attended the Dyfed College of Art where he completed his Foundation Studies in Art and Design. From there he studied at the College of Art and Design in Cardiff gaining a diploma in Art and Design. He has remained in Cardiff ever since.
He paints a variety of subject matters, but has a preference for seascapes, portraits and figure paintings through the medium of oils.
His seascapes depict coastal scenes where he strips away the image of the coast being merely busy holiday frequented beaches. He portrays the coast as an image of beauty and fascination illustrated by the sea, sand and surrounding elements and the way that the natural light interacts with nature to produce its own picture and translates those images to his canvases. He also portrays the tranquillity of these places where he regularly visits.