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.