Kika Pierides is an Artist born in London, U.K. of Greek Cypriot origin. An early passion in Art saw her follow a direct route into Fine Art where she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. With uncertainty about the financial sustainability of her career she fell into Stock Photography contributing to various stock houses including Getty Images and making sales in excess of 6,000 to companies such as the BBC and Microsoft before joining Bridgeman Images where she licensed her Fine Art imagery on French T.V. amongst others. Whilst all of this ticked away in the background she trained to be a Lecturer in Art & Design at The Institute of Education, University College London and soon found herself falling into depression, anxiety and eventually burning out. Following the death of her father in 2017 she decided to quit teaching and worked her way back into art and slowly toward recovery through the re:imagination of her Artwork - starting by looking at the beautiful landscapes she visited over the years.