Peter Southern is a visual artist working in the west of Scotland drawing inspiration from the local landscape and found objects. He also contrasts derelict industrial sites within the region with exotic reptiles, insects and flora from around the world, bringing together these various elements to create unexpected photo-realistic images.
After gaining the Diploma in Printing from Manchester Polytechnic Peter Southern started his professional career as a printer in North Wales, followed by positions as Design Officer with Gwynedd County Council and Tayside Regional Council. Following a period as Exhibitions Organiser with SMMB he started his own Graphic and Exhibition Design business in 1992. He now uses the technical skills learnt as a designer to help produce the unusual images he creates.