Burnell has an eye for the delightful forms and patterns in Nature. Her vegetable paintings are very popular on kitchen walls, reflecting a passionate love of fresh and healthy food. Her studies of marine life show her deep appreciation of the sea.
Burnell has always captured moments in her extensive travels with watercolor block and brush. Her signature Indian ink pieces made later in the studio can be very large and are always as fresh as when she first observed the scene.
Burnell has made many ink nude portraits on commission, often quite large, always tasteful and true to life, a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of a loved one.