Born in 1979 in the UK, STIK is an anonymous artist who reveals little about his personal life. Having no formal artistic training, he began painting graffiti while experiencing homelessness in his early twenties. With support from friends and the Hackney community, he transitioned into independent housing and pursued a career as a full-time artist. STIK's works are a tribute to the public who assisted him, created with the community in mind. His iconic murals gained popularity, including "A Couple Hold Hands in the Street," embraced by the Muslim community. STIK collaborated with galleries, gained celebrity collectors, and engaged in charitable efforts, notably supporting the fight against homelessness. His art continues to spread globally, celebrating love, community, and philanthropy.