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Thomas Swanston

"Returning Too"

"Ephemera I"



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Thomas Swanston

     Thomas Swanston’s paintings depict the visual and spiritual beauty emanating from nature.  Drawing inspiration from the environment, Swanston explores concepts relating to home and migration and the various connotations associated with each.  Explaining this underlying philosophy of his work, Swanston states, “The recurring patterns of Sandhill crane migrations remind us of nature’s ability to renew and revive itself, rhythmically changing, yet remaining stable and consistent through the season.  Such is also the human life, changing with each year and each generation.  Like migratory birds, physical and spiritual travelers alike explore new or familiar places, always to return to the one special locale that they call home.”

      Using gilded shapes intertwined with abstract washes of color and light, Swanston creates paintings that visually evolve and transform in conjunction with the natural light of a passing day.  He brings the beauty of nature into the home and captures the idea that art originates not only through personal introspection, but through the contemplation of nature and place. 

     The environment plays a key role in the construction of Swanston’s paintings and guides the context of each work.  Underneath the gold leaf and acrylic paint lies a deeper conversation about species preservation and habitat loss, both conservation efforts important to the artist.  Swanston utilizes beauty as the vehicle by which he entices the viewer and provides the bridge for a critical discussion about environmental protection. As a long-time supporter of the Audubon Society and Rowe Foundation, Swanston works to highlight the need for environmental change and migration of ideas necessary to bring us from “here to there.” 

     Thomas Swanston was born 1956 in Annapolis Md., Naval Hospital. He graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts, with studies in London and at the Studio School in New York, New York.  Swanston matriculated in 1980 and was one of only twelve of the first Parsons Master of Fine Arts Diploma offered.  Swanston has been included in 8 museum exhibitions and is published in over 55 trade and lifestyles magazines.  Swanston’s work is collected in public and private collections in the US, Europe, Korea, China, Japan, Mexico and the Caribbean.




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