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.
Large (420x350mm), Medium (300x250mm), Small (220x175mm), Greeting Card
Count the Dewdrops, Count the Waves, Count the Stars…
Count… and Count… and Count the Miracles…
This is an image of beads which are used to count the positive blessings in a person’s life. If one can think of ten personal blessings, it can change one’s mood. When someone takes the time to think of a hundred positive things, it can change one’s perspective on life. These thoughts can include favourite tastes, smells, sights, sounds. For example, the taste of raspberries, a child’s smile, a leaf dancing in the breeze… Once we focus on the positive everyday things that we often take for granted, we discover the wonder of the world around us.
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 glass painting is designed and hand painted by Andrew Pain in Co. Roscommon. Float mounted in antique white mount, which is named and signed and then framed in a contemporary limed box frame. Size 19 x 37cm
The jar represents one’s life and the acts one chooses to fill it with. The colour green signifies kindness and the differing sized gems represent the size/extent of the act of kindness. The gems surrounding the jar are the acts yet to be chosen.
This image inspires the viewer to identify all the possible ways to give kindness and to recognise when kindness is reflected in everyday acts that are sometimes taken for granted.
Kindness is powerful… it can change a life…it can change the world.
Available in 3 sizes and in a greeting card.