Samantha drawing at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC

Samantha is a science illustrator and visual communication specialist based in Dallas, Texas, currently working for the Division of Research, Innovation, and Impact at the University of Missouri. She received her B.S. in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, leaving once she realized illustrating her study guides was more fun than actually studying them. She received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. She greatly enjoys the problem-solving aspect of visual communications: finding the best way to present complex material clearly to a given audience. Samantha previously worked as an exhibit graphic designer at the Dallas Zoo, is a Certified Interpretive Guide, and was the founding President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Texas Group.

Selected Clients:

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX

Ceres Publishing Services, LLC, Austin, TX

Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, Pierce Lab, UT Austin, Austin, TX

Department of Neuroscience, UT Austin, Austin, TX

The Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians

The Library of America

Northwestern University

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Texas Conservation Alliance

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 Magnetosensation by 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

Natural Partners, (Susan J. Tweit, Author), Wildflower Magazine, 2018

Art in Bloom, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, 2019

Botanical Art Six Ways (Invitational), Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX 2019

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

American Birds: A Literary Companion. Published by Library of America, 2020

GNSI Visual SciComm Conference Juried Members' Exhibition, Online Exhibition, 2022.

Member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists, and Certified Interpretive Guide (National Association for Interpretation). 

All work copyright Samantha Peters unless noted.