Dana Marcinczyk was born at the family estate in Eastern Poland. When the war broke in 1939 she and her mother fled their home, narrowly avoiding deportation to Siberia.
She came with her mother to Krakow. After the war she started junior school and then went onto the Krakow High School of Art, where she studied for five years. She then gained a place at the Krakow Academy of fine Art. In 1958 she came to England to be reunited with her father, a Polish Officer who had been living in exile in London. After arriving in London she went to study art at Regent Street Polytechnic and immediately her work caught the eye of the Shell Gallery in Gloucester Road, where she exhibited a series of landscapes and book illustrations. She was also invited to study at the studio of Prof. Marian Szyszko Bohusz and then went onto work for the British Railways as a Cartographer. After a move to Cheltenham with her family she still exhibited her works in London. Since 1980 Dana has been the illustrator for a Quarterly Polish Cheltenham Bulletin Magazine. She has also painted portraits on commission. Exhibitions: in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Holland Park in London, in POSK Gallery in London in 2007( oil paintings of portraits, flowers and still life) in Krakow in Studio Ata and in POSK Gallery in March 2019.