Illustrator Roeqiya Fris creates delighting pieces that are bathed in color. Drawing inspiration from Arab culture, fashion, and nature, she creates multi-layered sceneries that are a feast for the eyes.
“Women are inspiring for me, maybe because I grew up with 3 sisters,” she told Berlin & Coconuts Blog. “Most of the women I paint are inspired by my sisters.” And indeed, her work is filled with feminine beauty.
Currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Roeqiya is a Dutch-Egyptian illustrator who’s traveled the world. “I grew up in the Netherlands, but when I was a child I went a few times to Cairo with my parents, that was wonderful,” she told Berlin & Coconuts Blog. “My mother is from Egypt and my father from the Netherlands.”
Graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Visual Arts in 2005, she has worked as a fine art teacher, ran a creative workshop company called, and recently focuses on creating her own illustrations.
Prepare to fall in love.