Landscapes and still life scenes are Virginia’s primary subjects. She paints in her studio form photos that capture her attention, whether it is the glow of the sky, a reflection in water, or a silhouette of trees against a skyline.
Her paintings progress in layers, starting with an underpainting that lays in the basic shapes, followed by additional layers of color as the painting takes shape. Glazes are used as the final steps to create a luminescence and greater depth.
Virginia’s style of painting is tonalism, with an overall mood of atmosphere or quietness. Her paintings are generally of simplified subject matter, rather than great detail. Warm hues with muted colors and soft contours evoke a peaceful, contemplative mood.