Southern painter Tom Swanston celebrates the splendor of nature by mixing organic imagery with opulent color.
His latest series uses silver, gold, and copper leaf to form the outlines of birds and vegetation, placed
upon a hazy, soft pastel background. Throughout his career, Swanston has shown a fascination with the natural
world and mankind's innermost connections to it.
"The subject matter of Swanston's paintings is soft, in one sense, energetic and decisive in another, literal
yet symbolically evocative, non-objective yet referencing landscape traditions, with exactly the hazy precision
of a dream," writes Jerry Cullum, senior editor of Art Papers.