About Rita

Rita on her work
“In my work, I hope you will find encouragement,
a little whimsy, something pretty or at least something to make
you think. I do believe we need to be thankful and focus on the positive!
I am passionate about art and believe that we are all creative in our own way. I love sharing the joy of art with others!

Rita loves teaching, sells individual pieces, has licensed work,  and commissioned pieces and now has her own line NEXT by Rita Barakat.
She is so excited about this line because she feels that this line is filling in a need that isn’t being met in the industry today. She was searching for the perfect art journal, when she couldn't find what she wanted decided to make it herself! And thats how the NEXT by Rita Barakat line was born!

Other Interests In addition to her family and art Rita has a passion for music and youth. She and her husband are the youth pastors at their church. Rita is also the worship leader at her church. The Barakats volunteer their time to the foster care community and are raising three special needs adopted children.

Rita Barakat resides in the Dallas area, Texas.
She is happily married to her hubby and mother to five children.  
Click here for her LinkedIn resume

Rita is an  Association for Creative Industries Member and is the
Chair for the Designer Section of the AFCI Designer Council