In the modern world of chaotic rat race, we find ourselves in desperate need for a gasp of something bright, colorful and full of pattern. Meet Roeqiya Fris, a Rotterdam based, Dutch-Egypsian illustrator whose vibrant art will brighten up your life and soothe your soul.
Today, Roeqiya Fris is famous thanks to her stunning paintings where she skillfully combines floral and botanical patterns with fashion prints. Her art is largely inspired by Arab culture, nature and femininity.
When you look at her works, the first thing that catches your eye is women depicted as individuals or in groups. The artist explains this very simple. She grew up with three sisters and the women in her paintings are mostly inspired by them.
In one of her interviews, Roeqiya said that even after all these years, she and her sisters still meet up for lunch a few days a week to talk and share some childhood memories. There is a very strong bond between them and she cherish it more than anything in the world.