Maahs’ work is rooted in both the local and the personal. Her practice is defined by daily observations and musings. It is the residue of these moments that informs her paintings. Maahs' paintings are never made directly from life, instead they evolve naturally in the quiet moments within the solitude of her studio space. Here the act of recall plays a vital part in her process in enabling her to instil into her paintings the immediacy of experience that she encounters when out in the land. In a sense it is the emotional that dictates the visual within her work and her aim is to convey this through the language of paint.