Thomas Swanston was born in 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 – one of only twelve of the first Parsons Master of Fine Arts Diploma offered.
Exhibiting regularly in non-profit and for-profit galleries in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Santa Fe, and with Fine Art consultants across the country, Swanston has had 15 solo and 60 group gallery exhibitions. He has been included in 8 museum exhibitions and 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.