Leaf Beauty, 2020


Acrylic on acid-free watercolor paper

13.00 x 10.00 in

33.0 x 25.4 cm

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PRICE: $450

    About Rita Guile

    • bio 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 research trips to London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, along with trips to Dallas, Winston-Salem and New England (a two week photo shoot for Christmas cards). She also enjoyed many fun Hallmark trips to Chicago and New York City. Family travels to the Northeast, the Southwest and trips to Ireland also have influenced her work. Rita has always been a colorist and shared her expertise with other Hallmark designers by conducting classes and workshops. She art directed the program launch of the Maya Angelou, Life Mosaic card and gift line, another Hallmark opportunity. 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. statement "Artists have no choice but to express their lives.” I believe this quote from Anne Truitt helps explain my compulsion to paint what is important to me. I observe the subtle and minute qualities of my world and through the elusive painting process, the work evokes emotions and tells a story. Much of my work is devoted to nature, especially the bounty of trees. This quote represents my thoughts. "Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf." ALBERT SCHWEITZER An important narrative in my work is my concern for the oppression of women's rights, escalating in 2016. The truth is that sexism still exists and poverty, violence, and inequality remain the plight of women and whatever effects women also affects their children. I have represented faces of sadness, incorporating symbols of oppression such as blinded eyes, a raised hand, and silenced mouths. It is my hope that women will receive the attention they deserve and that solutions to their plight will be found and no longer ignored. ​ For an introvert like me, home is a haven. Therefore, my paintings represent my personal narrative. After so many years in the corporate world, I no longer view domesticity as drudgery. I love the peace and freedom to pursue my work. ​Years ago, I had the opportunity to work with flowers as a photo stylist for four of my twenty-seven year design career. I loved it and I have returned to this genre creating abstracted and expressive floral images. My newest series, '6214 Miles' demonstrates my concern for the climate crisis. In all of my work, I have expressed what matters in my life.
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