Toups photographs and paints studies of found natural elements during explorations, and she brings these home to examine and expand on in her studio. She paints as an homage to these natural environments, reflecting on the beauty they provide and how increasingly rare they have become. She hopes her work documenting these spaces reawakens people to the experience of being enamored by the outdoors and encourages them to explore nature for themselves. To Toups, landscapes also open up interior spaces and bring elements of the earth into the home. She celebrates the healing power of art by making and collecting it.