The inspiration behind Perry’s work usually comes from an emotional connection with his subject. He likes to think the public’s response to his paintings is also on an emotional level. He feels for a painting to be successful, it should reflect the beauty of the subject as well as the personality of the artist. He believes there should be a place in the work for the viewer to impose their own thoughts as well. Stretching the watercolor medium to the extreme in different styles has always been exciting to Perry. The different styles of his work are intentional, and are employed to reflect the character of the subjects he chooses to paint.