Taking nostalgia as my subject matter, my intent in my body of work was to evoke archival photographic material and explore the relationship between visual perception and memory. My work places the true-to-life instant captured in a photograph into the more intimate medium of paint. Working within the grid from photographic references, I express an attempt to repair the impersonality that occurs via the camera lens. A semi-opaque frosted barrier represents time’s distortion and blurring of memory. This contrasts with close-ups of my friends, their faces
in intense colour and detail, representing their strong presence in today’s world.