Rita Guile is a fine art painter and lives in the Kansas City Metro area. She grew up in Moline, Illinois and moved to Kansas in 1975. After graduating from an intense two-year program in graphic design, Rita was chosen as the intern for Hallmark’s Sales Promotion. Later she became a Hallmark product designer, achieving the level of Senior Designer. She enjoyed many opportunities at Hallmark, such as trips to New York City, New England, London, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Rita has always been a colorist and shared her expertise with other designers by conducting classes and workshops. The art direction of the program launch of the Maya Angelou, Life Mosaic card and gift line, was another Hallmark opportunity. In 2012, Rita retired from the creative corporate world in order to devote her time to painting. She has exhibited her work in many galleries and in international juried exhibitions. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in the USA and the UK.