Sometimes it was the colours that appealed to folk, I was told they were beautiful and reminded them of the sea. Specific connections were made to sails of boats, of windmills and even kites.
The subtle patterns also evoked interest and sometimes a visitor would get up very close to inspect the surface of a painting. When the sun shone and the windows cast their magical shadows, the room really did have a wow factor.
The words calming and peaceful were also used.
All-in-all, I had a very positive time in the Degree Show and came away feeling that I had contributed something that appealed to a great many visitors.