Rivka Cyprys, was born in London, went to school in Hackney and has also studied in Toronto, Jerusalem and New York. From a very young age she had a love of drawing, and an appreciation for the arts as being a profound medium of self expression and communicating ideas. She has used these skills, using several different mediums, together with her writing and photography to express meaning and explore deeper thoughts and emotions. She gets her inspiration from the world around her; people, the complexities of their minds and emotions, and the journey of life. She finds the interpretation and the story of the artwork so fascinating, how people from different backgrounds or walks of life can all see the same piece of work, and understand it differently based on their own feelings and experiences.