About

Samantha at work in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Samantha is a science illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, leaving once she realized illustrating her study guides was more fun than actually studying them. She discovered a love of botanical art through classes at the New York Botanical Garden and eventually decided to pursue science illustration full time, receiving a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. Samantha currently works in the graphics department at the Dallas Zoo and was the founding President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Texas Group.


Internships:

Department of Botany, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX


Exhibitions & Publications:

Illustrating Nature, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA, 2016

Science Notes 2016 (From HIV to Immunity)

GNSI Annual Juried Members' Exhibition, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC, 2017

Annual Reviews of Neuroscience, Vol. 40 (Identifying Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Magnetosensationby Benjamin L. Clites and Jonathan T. Pierce)

Tiny Art Show, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI, 2017

Botanical Art: Flowers, fruit, and fungi, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, 2018

Focus on Nature XVNew York State Museum/Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY 2019 (upcoming)


Member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists. 

All work copyright Samantha Peters unless noted.