"Here to There" a solo exhibition by Thomas Swanston - COLQUITT

May 19, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018

"Here to There" a solo exhibition by Thomas Swanston - COLQUITT

Thomas Swanston’s paintings consider the visual and spiritual beauty and one’s surroundings. Drawing inspiration from nature, Swanston creates works that explore the multitude of connotations that are inextricably tied to concepts relating to home and migration.  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.”

 

Via the use of gilding techniques upon abstract washes of color and light, Swanston creates performance paintings that change and transform 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 through personal introspection, but through the contemplation of nature and one’s environment.  

 

Tom is a big supporter of the Audobon Society and the Rowe Foundation.  The “environment” plays a key role in how his paintings are made as well as within the context of each painting.  

 

"Here to There" a solo exhibition by Thomas Swanston - COLQUITT
Thomas Swanston’s paintings consider the visual and spiritual beauty and one’s surroundings. Drawing inspiration from nature, Swanston creates works that explore the multitude of connotations that are inextricably tied to concepts relating to home and migration.  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.”   Via the use of gilding techniques upon abstract washes of color and light, Swanston creates performance paintings that change and transform 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 through personal introspection, but through the contemplation of nature and one’s environment.     Tom is a big supporter of the Audobon Society and the Rowe Foundation.  The “environment” plays a key role in how his paintings are made as well as within the context of each painting.    
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Thornwood Gallery
Houston
TX
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Sunset Glow, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Sunset Glow, 2018

Silver on Jute Canvas

50 x 30 in

By Ones, By Twos, 2018
Thomas Swanston

By Ones, By Twos, 2018

Mixed Media on Panel

24 x 72 in

Sky, Cloud, Gate, Milk, Diptych, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Sky, Cloud, Gate, Milk, Diptych, 2018

Acrylic Silver Gold on Canvas

40 x 60 in

Aransas Rhythm, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Aransas Rhythm, 2018

White Gold on Linen Canvas

40 x 70 in

Morning Moon, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Morning Moon, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

50 x 77 in

Wood Buffalo Nesting II, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Wood Buffalo Nesting II, 2018

Gold Silver Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Guided By the Stars 4, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Guided By the Stars 4, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

84 x 48 in

This Realm, Half Sky, Half Water, 2018
Thomas Swanston

This Realm, Half Sky, Half Water, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

54 x 68 in

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