In Warbrick’s paintings, the palace and the forest both recall the settings of fairytales. Although in most of her work it is indeterminable whether the action has happened already, is happening outside of our viewpoint or is, indeed, still to happen. Angela Carter wrote that fairytales represent 'the most vital connection we have with the imagination of the ordinary men and women whose labour created our world...'; this labour is what can be seen in Warbrick's work; the ornamentation and design of a royal palace, or a simple track carved through a forest.
Much of her work is inspired by images captured from train journeys, as well as an extensive collection of early souvenir travel books, discarded postcards and photograph albums. Her interest lies in producing images that evoke a strong sense of light, space, distance and calm. It's a form of escapism where she supposes one can travel through the paintings and into the spaces.