Ms. Magellen works primarily in oil and specializes in portraiture and figurative subject matter. Her work is impressionistic realism with loose, painterly brush work. She has a preference for subjects of unusual character, as well as costumed figures and subjects in the performing arts and other creative fields. Her major painting influences comes from such artists as Daniel Sprick, Huihan Lui, and Gabriel Mark Lipper. In addition to her figurative work, Ms. Magellen also does experimental work in acrylic and mixed media in subjects raging from representational to abstract.