Petronela Dostalova was born in the former Czechoslovakia. She grew up in a little village called Borsa where she was surrounded by woods and vineyards. At the age of eighteen Petronela decided to live and study in Suffolk where she received her Arts Degree. Soon after graduation she decided to enroll onto the MA Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in scenic Tattingstone with her partner Dan and dog Haribo.