Rita Oates is an artist based in Roscommon, Ireland. Rita’s artwork combines the imagery with short messages. The words accompanying each image are thought-provoking, intended to be positive and uplifting. Rita’s work aims to bring the viewer on a personal journey of reflection, encouragement and hope.
All Artwork are professionally framed in limed open-grain mouldings.
The jar represents our life and the acts we choose to fill it with. The jar contains gems of differing sizes to represent the significance of each act of kindness. The gems surrounding the jar are the acts yet to be chosen. All cards are made in Roscommon and comes with matching envelopes.
Believe, Believe, Believe… in Kindness… in Hope… in Miracles…
This image of candles represents the Irish tradition of lighting a candle for one's own and others' intentions. It focuses on our innate need to feel the warmth of someone’s kindness; to believe in hope, to believe in miracles. It is often kindness and hope that sustains us.
Look Up… A Star Shines for You…
At night, there is a sky full of stars and a beautiful majestic moon. This image encourages the viewer to take the time to be captivated by the depth of the sky and marvel at the silver sparkling stars of light and hope.
Pay attention… Everything Speaks…This drawing aims to inspire the viewer to take time to notice the beauty and simplicity of nature, something that is often taken for granted in our busy modern world. All cards are made in Roscommon and comes with matching envelopes.
The colours and size of the beads you place in the jar at the end of the day, tells a story about your day and it's worth. Each quality is represented by a colour. By using colourful beads to represent our day, we visually see ourselves and our lives in colour and size. Art becomes a way of understanding oneself. Comes with a matching envelope.
This drawing was inspired by a field outside Knockcroghery village in Roscommon. A solitary oak tree sits on the horizon which has thrived on its own down through the decades. When I saw it, I considered it a symbol of strength and resilience determined to thrive despite its isolation. All Cards are made in Roscommon and comes with matching envelopes.