Photo by Mark Ott of PhotOttgraphy

Sam Soper is a self-taught fine artist and illustrator based out of Austin, Texas. Her go-to mediums are pen & ink and watercolor, though she dabbles in propellants (airbrush and spray paint), digital painting, vector illustration, and 3D modeling from time to time. Additionally, she’s created a few figures out of polymer clay with acrylic paint detailing.

Her style lies somewhere between pop surrealism, sci-fi/fantasy concept art, and technical/scientific illustration. Inspired by the wonders of the natural world, Sam strives to make parts of her work an educational dive into zoography by incorporating vibrant color palettes and unique physical attributes within the plant and animal kingdoms.

She’s been exhibiting in group shows since 2009 in various galleries throughout Austin, Dallas, New York, and San Salvador. Sam is a managing partner of BAMFaktory, council member and UX/content strategist for Polis Creative, and a member of RAW: Natural Born Artists.

Quick Facts

  • born 1987 in New Orleans
  • spent 1997-2005 in Huffman, on the outskirts of NE Houston
  • Austin resident since 2005
  • INFP-T
  • Aries ♈
  • graduated from UT with a BS in Advertising in 3.5 years
  • non-art interests include:
    • gardening
    • camping
    • nature walks
    • cute animals
    • reading
    • cooking