Interview with Dr. Riham (@riham.m.t)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Dr. Riham is a self-taught artist. Born in Germany and raised in Egypt. Works as a Lecturer in Fashion design and textiles at Suez Canal University in Egypt. Had her master’s in textile engineering from Japan and her Ph.D. as well in the same field. Her passion is all about nature and painting trying always to show the beauty of nature in all of her paintings. Her work spots on realistic Landscapes and portraits. Her paintings appeared in google news and newspapers like the Gulf times, Al Raya news, Al Sharq news, and Al Watan news, etc.


Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Now I have ambassadors from many different countries who visited my exhibitions and complimented my paintings and even bought them. It is amazing how so far I moved forward and approached to achieve my dreams.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Never gives up. Don’t share your dreams because no one will understand them until you achieve them. No one will help you but yourself. The way to success is never easy. Consider any decision you take for yourself as a new direction for your success.


None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am grateful for the times I was under pressure and the pain of bullying throughout my life for not being good enough in the eyes of the teachers and family for example that is what triggered the purpose and dreams to be achieved and become the person I am today. Got the top education degree Ph.D. beside Master’s in engineering from Japan became a professor in a university in my home country Egypt .then achieved being an artist.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
During my teaching in university, I used to give my students good vibes and encourage them to be a better version of themselves many of them now have their own private businesses now.
For being an artist by showing the beauty of nature and peace in my paintings beside the vivid colors to give people hope, peace and to cover a side of the world that turned to be ugly by wars, hatred, chaos, limitation of freedom, and misunderstanding.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
The reason behind changing her career from a university professor to a full-time artist was her old dream of becoming an artist after an incident while she was 12 years old, Riham’s art teacher gave her an F in art class when gazing at her artist portfolio. That day she said she will be an artist one day and even after years and years, she didn’t forget her dream to become an artist.
However, she remained steadfast, stating that she continued to believe in her dream until she achieved it. The lesson that I got through my journey was that the pain and the struggle are the reasons for my success if you took them as triggers to move forward not as weapons to kill myself. They were the spark to achieve my goals and dreams.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
My Instagram @riham.m.t
My website www.rihamart.com
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
German-born artist, Riham M. Taher is a self-taught artist who is defying the odds. With work focussing on realistic landscapes and portraits, the artist strives to capture the beauty of nature in her paintings while maintaining her unique artistic flair. One may find it hard to believe that Riham’s art teacher gave her an F in art class when gazing at her artist portfolio. However, the artist remained steadfast, stating that she continued to believe in her dream until she achieved it. “Not impossible. As long as you have the strong will and passion, nothing can stop you,” Riham said. She shares 10 honest truths about the artist’s life.