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Thom Reaves

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Coeur, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Coeur 2, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves 2010
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Trentotex Fabrics, 2002 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 30" © Thom Reaves
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Biere Ken, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 30" © Thom Reaves
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bels, 2001 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 18" © Thom Reaves
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Bubbles, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 9" X 12" © Thom Reaves
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La Reine Abeille, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Eblouissant, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves 2010
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Trenti Twist Soda, 2003 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 30" © Thom Reaves
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Sveltine Crackers, 2001 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 30" © Thom Reaves
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Portrait of Peggy , 2002 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Bucksbrau, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Carreau, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Portrait of a family, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Feet (We are crucified), 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Thom Reaves
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Buck Slims, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Thom Reaves
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Trentident #6, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 30" © Thom Reaves
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Trentoroast Coffee, 2001 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 30" © Thom Reaves
Ny_knish
Nyorknishes, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Thom Reaves 2009
Ny_tea
Nyorka Tea, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Thom Reaves 2009
Ny_news
Nyorka News, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Thom Reaves 2009
Nyrink
Nyorka Rink, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Thom Reaves
Club_yeah_fini
CLUB YEAH!, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60" © Thom Reaves 2009
Buckscolux
Buckscolux, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 30" © Thom Reaves 2010
Trentoni
Trentoni Pasta, 2001 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 30" © Thom Reaves 2010
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Trentette Barrettes, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 30" © Thom Reaves 2010
Trentorient_europe
Trentorient Europe, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 30" © Thom Reaves 2010
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Trenton, NJ
Birth year
1966
Lives in
Trenton, NJ
Works in
Mount Laurel, NJ
Schools
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Representing galleries
Farnsworth Gallery: Bordentown, NJ, J & W Gallery: New Hope PA
Tags
Happy, vintage-posters, poster, gallery pop, figurative
Statement

Evoking the style and sensibilities of the golden age of posters, Thom Reaves creates paintings with a flair for the classic. Thom holds as his icons some of the masters of poster design: Cassandre, Cappiello, Colin, and Brun.

 

Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1966, Thom has felt an affinity for his hometown which often shows up in his artwork. In the early work of his poster style, he used the name of his city as a springboard; melding the name with familiar words that served as the basis for his many poster designs. These led to other types

 

of location-based art, and then onto portraits, where his graphic style lent itself to representational figurative work.

 

Thom earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Utilizing his training in graphic design, he  then worked for many years in the sign industry.

 

In 2004, Thom was diagnosed with the mood disorder called bipolar illness and it affected his art by establishing his point of view. Thom strongly believes that his art is a gift that is meant to uplift and inspire others and as such he has dedicated himself to focus on these very things. Fueled by his lighthearted view

 

of the joy of life, Thom mixes his love for classic design with bright colors and smiles to express his ideas of whimsy and wit.

 

Thom’s work is part of many private collections and he has exhibited his art in group and solo shows in the US and abroad. Looking forward, Thom expects to explore many other avenues for his self-expression, including the current licensing of his art for wall decor and various luxury objects. Wanting to touch the individual, Thom hopes that his art will in some way brighten the day of all who view it.

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