In her oil paintings and watercolours, Camilla Gray is interested in the great density of forests, the thick foliage, dappled sun and shade. She paints the depth and silence, focusing on details of light and shade. She has painted a particular forest in the South of Denmark (Falster) where she has family connections, several times.
She is also drawn to wide open spaces and the limitlessness and fluidity of water. She explores the fact that water is a thing defined by its relation to its surroundings in her paintings of reflections. She enjoys the abstract qualities of the swirling surface, opacity, translucency and shifting colours. Daytime and nocturnal light effects have long played an important role in her paintings.