Isabella stood in the gallery observing both the patrons and the artwork. The delight on their faces was obvious. They loved what they saw. Many were gesturing with excitement.
Whoever the artist was, his passion was on display observable to all and it obviously spoke to many. Every painting depicted an indescribable depth of feeling you had to witness to understand.
While some spoke to affection with a light-handed stroke, the passion was still present, simply depicted on a different level while other paintings were very intense and bold while still capturing your heart.
But the one that caught and held her eye, was of a child, dressed in Victorian clothing a hand outstretched reaching for a butterfly sitting atop a beautiful flower at the front of a garden. Beside her, watching, stood a man amused and delighted. She held her breath. She wanted to reach out and touch the man’s face and hug the child. The appeal was intensely personal.