This painting has the vibrance of the feeling of gratitude following an act of kindness. There is great power in being in the light of the feeling of gratitude for kindness. The world is full to overflowing of cynicism, hatred, egotism, narcissism and self-loathing. We traumatise each other as a way of life. So when kindness is suddenly shown to exist again, one can feel energised and re-engaged in the optimism of gratitude. That’s why this painting is passionate and could even be called “loud”, but hopefully in a life-affirming way.