Samantha Elmhurst is a talented illustrator who I have had the pleasure of working with on a number of titles published by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA). Ranging from basic skeletons of dogs and cats, to depictions of complex surgical procedures, Samantha’s artwork is always clear and concise, and of the highest quality. Friendly and professional, Samantha is able to interpret complicated briefs and provide anatomically accurate artwork that sits perfectly within our internationally renowned BSAVA Manual series.
Nicola Lloyd, Commissioning and Managing Editor, BSAVA
Samantha Elmhurst is a highly talented Illustrator, especially in the depiction of animals and horses and has worked on numerous high revenue Elsevier titles, producing artwork to a consistently high standard in a very professional manner. Flexible and diligent when dealing with complex briefs and amendments Sam is a very effective communicator and is always personable and a real pleasure to work with, a ‘safe pair of hands’ for any artwork commissioner.
Gillian Richards, Illustration Buyer, Elsevier Limited.
We worked with Samantha in 2015/16 and commissioned her to create a range of anatomical equine illustrations for our science galleries at Palace House. Working with Samantha has been a pleasure, she offers creative suggestions, understands our vision and thoroughly researches her illustration subjects. You know you will get accurate and beautiful illustrations as a result.
Briony Jackson, Assistant Curator, Science and Learning, National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art
Samantha Elmhurst’s biomedical illustrations are of excellent quality and appreciated by technical and general audiences. The work products are always developed with great attention to detail welcoming feedback from customers throughout the development cycles. It is always fascinating see the final artworks which have been included in numerous scientific publications, book chapters and press coverages.
Julia Hoeng, Ph.D MBA, Director Systems Toxicology, Philip Morris International R&D
Samantha Elmhurst’s illustrations bring the anatomy and physiology of horse to life on the pages of Horse & Rider magazine. As well as being technically accurate, they are extremely attractive to look at – modern, clear and fresh, so the reader understands what they are all about. They make science accessible to the lay person.
Alison Bridge, Editor, Horse & Rider Magazine
I have always wanted to work with a medical illustrator to help bring alive in an engaging and a simple to understand way some of the technical stories we have to tell our customers. Samantha Elmhurst has provided the required illustrations exactly as briefed, in both their anatomical accuracy and overall appearance and I was very impressed with the time taken to respond to all my requests. Samantha is also able to provide help in the interpretations needed to create impactful images and she is very easy to work with and flexible. We have been very happy with the end result.
David Morgan MRCVS, Scientific Communications Manager, P&G Pet Care
I came to hear of Samantha by contacting her through LinkedIn. I market a repellent against parasites that works through the creation of scalar waves in the animal, which then create a bio-resonant field around the animal and this repels the parasites. This is achieved by attaching an aluminum tag which has been charged with an electromagnetic wave which is identical, but opposed, to the natural electromagnetic wave in the animal. The website I had inherited was vague in trying to describe how the process worked and when I saw the work Samantha had done relating to racehorses I immediately recognized a talent which could illustrate the natural processes behind the tags. Her first steps were to research the science behind the reaction of the tag and the animal and how the result was the repellent field. This she did in more detail than any other available explanation. She then crafted this explanation into a series of drawings which made the whole process incredibly clear. The owner of the patent for the tags said that Samantha was the first person, in 20 years, who had managed to describe how the tag’s repellent effect was achieved. This description was then translated into an equally stunning animation. The secret to Samantha’s extraordinary results is her attention to detail, not only in her drawings, but in the accuracy of information she is translating into her images. I look forward to my next co-operative effort with Samantha.
Ben Poole, Managing Director, CatanDog’s Global
British Medical Association
British Small Animal Veterinary Association
British Horse Society
British Veterinary Association
The Brown Reference Group
David and Charles
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
Grey Healthcare Group
Hill’s Science Diets
Horse and Hound Magazine
Horse and Rider Magazine
International School of Aerospace NDT
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (USA)
National Heritage for Horseracing & Sporting Art
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Philip Morris International
Proctor & Gamble
Red Fuse Communications
Redwongs Horse Sanctuary
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Royal College of General Practitioners
The Royal Veterinary College
RSCPA Wildlife Hospital, Norfolk
Your Cat Magazine
Your Horse Magazine
Your Dog Magazine
The Zoological Society of London
Science Photo Library
Ladies in Racing Magazine (Australia)
Show Circuit Magazine (Australia)