During her career as an interior designer, Virginia kept painting. In recent years, after attending a workshop by artist Harriet Rex Smith at the Art Barn School of Art, she has become a more serious painter. Her work is deeply influenced by the German Expressionist style of painting of another teacher, Konrad Juestal. Virginia works in oil on stretched canvas. Most of her work is landscapes, still lives, and an occasional portrait. Her main form of expression is color, with varying degrees of abstraction. Her paintings have been identified as in the style of Matisse, Gauguin, and VanGogh.
Virginia's work may be found in collections throughout the United States and abroad, and the National MS Society has used several of her images as note cards and table favors for National conventions. She is currently working on a series of paintings called "Sky, Lake, and Dunes.