Rhodes is drawn to painting areas of landscape which are familiar but commonly disregarded, such as service stations, car parks and airports. Her source material includes geography textbooks and aerial photographs. Rhodes paints the scenes on smooth boards, giving her paintings a detailed, enamel-like quality that is reminiscent of early Netherlandish pictures. She uses muted colours and an even light, which serve to emphasise the effects of any shadows or strong colour added. Rhodes makes a deliberate contrast between the small scale, on which she works, and the often huge area she depicts.