My work derives inspiration from using representational photographic family memorabilia, clippings and narrative 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. 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 interconnectedness and multidimensional relationship between snapshot and portraiture.