My work aims to move beyond traditional styles and genres. Each painting is an attempt in disrupting familiar landscapes by changing the lens in which we view them. The Ferris wheel, a carnival ride and representation of summer lighthearted fun, becomes an imposing figure on a stormy shore or the lonely structure at the center of a fiery boardwalk. A cityscape, often shown through the harsh and competing geometric lines of its skyscrapers, is softened to reveal the undeniable nature that exists at the foot of those buildings in busy intersections. An island in Cape May creates a boundary between the indistinguishable sea and sky—a representation of the less than scientific answer to why the sky is blue (because of the ocean). It has always been my belief that art is an exploration not only of perspective, but of perception, specifically as a challenge to perception. I believe the objects and landscapes I paint exist in multiple planes—the Ferris wheel, for example, can be a delight, but also the center of fear to someone afraid of heights, rides, or precarious safety standards. My goal is to catch those objects in one facet of that complicated existence.