Peg Steunenberg is a Natural Science Illustrator with a graduate degree in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Avila College, Kansas City Missouri and a Bachelor of Art Degree from San Jose State University. Additional art education included a one-year course of study in a government-sponsored Graphic Arts program. Scholarship funding was awarded for continuing study in illustration technique at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in conjunction with an internship at the Design Department, KQED-TV.
The focus of Peg's work is education; a number of illustrations include work for the California Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Yellowstone Association Institute, Earthjustice Legal Defense, the Nature Company, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Bay Nature Magazine, and of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. She has presented classes and workshops for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Filoli, the Oakland Museum, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education, and the Yellowstone Institute.
On a local level, Peg served as President of Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the of the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden. She offers an annual educational project line depicting the plants and animals of California to the public. Peg co-illustrated the Robers Rinehart publication, "Plants of the East Bay Parks" and illustrated in the University of California Press book, "California Plant Families" both written by Glenn Keator, Ph.D.
As a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and American Society of Botanical Artists, her work has been accepted for national and international exhibits including the Smithsonian Institute, San Francisco Society of Illustrators, Filoli, St. Louis Botanical Garden, the New York State Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and a number of others.