Samantha Metcalfe

Samantha is a Natural History Illustrator who finds inspiration in the unique biodiversity of the Australian bush. Working primarily in colour pencil, her realistic and detailed illustrations often focus on capturing Australia’s native flora and fauna. Samantha has illustrated several children’s picture books including Caring for Country (with Emily Bridgeman, 2021) A Rainbow of Feathers (with Jenny Gahan, 2020) and A Land Down Under (with Maggie May Gordon, 2020). Her first illustrated book, Carmichael’s Journey (with Shelly Fussell, 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for New Illustrator. 

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