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About Rita


Rita is excited to share her colorful collection of artwork that actively provides help to fostering and adoptive homes. By simply visiting Rita Barakat Studios you are supporting an artist whose mission is to help children find forever homes and help for the families involved.

There are amazing opportunities to claim artwork and support these families!

Invite your friends to enjoy this imaginative artwork so that you provide an avenue for positive change in fostering and adoptive family lives.

Purchase a painting or print and feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation  https://www.davethomasfoundation.org


Rita loves creating colorful whimsical pieces that inspire thoughtfulness, joy and bravery. She sells individual pieces, has licensed work, and commissioned pieces. She works with various manufactures like Faber Castell and Plaid. She loves sharing her heart for all things colorful and whimsy!  Her work can be found in hospitals, businesses and homes. There is joy and a little magic to her work.

 The focus of Rita's portraits is whimsical contemporary women. Her style merges characteristics of abstract expressionism with realism and portrait painting to convey not just the beauty of women, but their confidence and strength as well.  Rita's portraits of women are intensely personal. “The women I paint are an extension of me, of what I feel, how I process my surroundings, my thoughts, my joy.  They’re the confident strong women that I strive to be, and encourage others to be. Sometimes tough and daring, sometimes shy and reserved, but always self-assured and determined; they represent what captivates me in other women; the qualities I admire, and strengths that I strive to gain.” She hopes that her art will inspire, give strength, courage and empower others. Rita draws inspiration from photography, nature, music, and life in general.

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 and parents to five children. Rita enjoys her time as the worship leader at her church. The Barakats volunteer their time to the community and are raising three special needs adopted children. A portion of her proceeds goes to help special needs children. 

Rita was born in Puerto Rico. Her family moved to Southern California in her toddler years where she attended high school and college. Rita, her husband, and her children now reside in Texas where she creates in her studio.


Rita Barakat resides in the Dallas area, Texas.
She has a VIP group where she shares live videos of her painting you can join here VIP Group

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