Graham R South was born in Norfolk, UK. He graduated in Botany from Liverpool University in 1964. He has been painting most of his life and while living in Newfoundland, Canada he specialized in oil landscapes; a number of his works were sold to Canadian corporations. His scientific career took him to Canada, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and tropical North Queensland, where he now lives. He has been painting tropical flowers for more than 25 years, and many of these were included in his recent book: An Artistic Journey among the Flowers of the Tropical Pacific, published in 2019 by Oceania Research & Development Associates. It can be purchased through Nokomis.com.au.