Crystal uses her education and passion for residential architecture to permeate her artwork that conveys unique expressions of Canadian culture and landscape. Her architectural subjects are sometimes personified, or can exist solely as objects that tell stories about climate, social idioms and nuances, or economic concerns. They are often juxtaposed in a landscape that helps tell the story. Her paintings have an ambience of nostalgia that one can get lost in and her whimsically serious style is her signature that makes her art most relatable.