Santa Babara, California, USA
Frank Bettencourt was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1949 and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. During middle school, he began his journey into the world of art along a dual path, fine art and design/graphics/technical art. Although his first love was the former, he followed his father's advice by learning a trade to support his passion. His skills as a designer and graphic artist later carried him through the lean times as a fine artist.