My work derives inspiration from using representational photographic family memorabilia, clippings and videos as a basis to produce a series of digital paintings. Combined with expressive mark-making and coloration, each piece addresses elements of nostalgia and a distorted form of memory. Along with compiling material from VHS tapes, I digitally manipulate images found in photo albums to challenge ideas of authenticity and re-appropriate the aesthetic of aura and memory. Based upon my own familial relationships and passed down information, the work investigates the intuitive interconnectedness and multidimensional relationship between snapshot and portraiture.