Petra Avanzo Caglic grew up in Slovenia surrounded by lush forest, charming mountains, fairy tales and vivid imagination. While working as a biological scientist for years she discovered her true passion in children's illustration. The ability to give life to imaginary characters connects her with the world of children where anything is possible.
Mostly using traditional illustration techniques Petra encourages people to look at the nature and each other. The most beautiful things stay hidden in simplicity, moments and feelings, praising the nature and humans regardless of age, gender, color or origin.
Petra completed the Children's Book Illustration and the Children's Book Writing Certificate at University of California San Diego Extension. Her work is showcased at international SCBWI conferences and published in Slovenian children's magazine.