Boulton takes her inspiration from the Internet, which she uses as a sketchbook. She is drawn to traditional genres of images such as still life and portraiture. Often within her titles she references temporal and sequential themes. She uses paint to add layers of time and contemplation to these images, making them tactile and personal. She starts with line drawings, which dissolve through a process of layering and accrual. The paintings development is left exposed and evident, it can be viewed backwards or forwards. The transparency and honesty of the paintings journey questions and undermines the images stability.