Samantha M. French is a mixed media artist born, raised, and currently living in Montana. Samantha received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Montana, in Missoula. During her time in college, she worked at the University Center as a Gallery Coordinator and Attendant. Shortly after graduation, she began working at the Dana Gallery in downtown Missoula. After leaving Missoula, she returned to her hometown of Billings, working at the Toucan Gallery and becoming the Gallery Director. The Toucan continues to represent her after stepping back from gallery work to focus on her own art. Growing up and living in Montana, the landscape and natural world are a huge influence in her artwork, and she is always seeking new ways to explore these environments, both on and off the canvas.