Thomas Lofton has lived in south Louisiana most of his life and currently resides in Gonzales Louisiana. His paintings have primarily focused on southern scenery and architecture; however in recent years he has more narrowly focused on the urban life and culture of New Orleans. He continues to use a variety of techniques to achieve a unique style of painting that has evolved over the last 30 years. His stated purpose is that his paintings speak to the audience through color and composition. Most of his paintings are based on research of historical photographs of New Orleans. There is a mystique about old New Orleans that inspires his work and offers a glimpse of times past.