I make paintings that live on the wildly permeable boundaries of image and abstraction since moving to New York from California many years ago. I arrived in New York with a love of picture making, anecdote, and exuberant color, which were key elements of the Bay Area regionalism that shaped my work as a young painter. I continue to make abstract configurations that function both as unique image while simultaneously presenting a non-literal and compelling theater of paint, color, and space. Painting is the proper forum for the implication of an entire world. These worlds can offer an endless, timeless vista seeming to have solid boundaries but presenting none. My paintings completely occupy a regenerated ‘present’ with every viewing.