Samantha is a science illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. 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 discovered a love of botanical art through classes at the New York Botanical Garden and decided to pursue science illustration full time, receiving a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. Samantha currently works as an Exhibit Graphic Designer at the Dallas Zoo and was the founding President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Texas Group.
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
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Texas Conservation Alliance
Exhibitions & Publications:
Illustrating Nature, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA, 2016
GNSI Annual Juried Members' Exhibition, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC, 2017
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
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 XV, New York State Museum/Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY 2019
American Birds: A Literary Companion. Published by Library of America, 2020
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.