Thea Baker was born in Somerset, UK. She studied illustration at Falmouth University and graduated with a BA hons. She moved to Brisbane with her Australian husband in 2005 and now lives and works on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Despite her close proximity to the sea, Thea neglects to take advantage of offers to explore the bay by boat. Aside from Shanks' pony, she finds a car a much more acceptable mode of transport although she is by no means a petrol head.