Selecting objects from her everyday environment and imbuing them with a quietly observed dignity and grace of form, Iona is highly responsive to her surroundings, The objects chosen speak about the artist's life as much as she conveys their reality to the viewer. Iona establishes a minimal composition and it's simplicity expanded. In the absence of extra subject matter, she is free to explore the intimate scene. Basic formal components like line and tone are fully realised and her use of colour-balancing muted tones with brilliant primaries is highly adept. There is a bold naivety to her paintings that shows a confidently developed style, and her work is saturated with a warm vibrancy even when a cool palette dominates. Rarely have such quiet pictorial scenes fizzed with energy.