Niki Leonidou is an artist based in Athens, Greece. She graduated from Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK, in 2000 and has been working as a freelance children’s book illustrator since then. More than 160 books with her work have been published worldwide. She is also a published author in Greece. Her picture book “Looking for Misty” (written in English), which she wrote and illustrated, was nominated for the International Award for best picture book concept in Hasselt, Belgium, in 2014. She lives with her family by the sea. She loves making pictures with words, paint, watercolours, acrylics, collage, photographs, fabrics, rocks and anything else that may inspire her.