Roeqiya Fris’ illustrations are the dash of color we all crave. Drawing inspiration from Arab culture, fashion, and nature, she creates detailed illustrations that are bold and beautiful.
Her work focuses mainly on women. “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.”
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.
Check out her work below.