Peter Smith was born in the small town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and bypassed the well trodden route to the local industries to follow the somewhat unusual lifestyle of an artist. Peter Smith experienced different jobs as a surveyor, a computer programmer and eventually a graphic artist within the fashion industry, a job he enjoyed for 16 years. Peter Smith has spent the last two years increasing his presence within the art world and honing his skills to the standard you now see before you.

Peter Smith likes to include some form of connection between the items on a canvas and those viewing his work. Quite often Peter states that the eyes will play a big part in leading a viewer's perception of the work. Peter Smith takes inspiration not only from observing human life but also from other artists, such as Will Bullas and he also enjoys the surreal style of Salvador Dali.