RedDot Podcast | Episode 015 | Artist Thom Reaves Reconnects with a Long-lost Collector – Gains a Patron!

Last week I talked about the importance of reestablishing contact with art buyers who have fallen out of contact. New Jersey artist Thom Reaves left a comment about an amazing experience he had reconnecting with a past buyer. Hear his story in today’s podcast.

Thom Reaves Artwork

White | Acrylic on Paper 30′ x 22″


Club Yeah! | Acrylic on Canvas 60″ x 48″


Trentowrap Turbans | Acrylic on Canvas 30″ x 24″

View more of Thom’s work at


About the Author: Jason Horejs

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of, and founder of the Art Business Academy. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business.


  1. What a story this is. So glad to have heard it.
    It got me thinking about what an artist does day to day. We put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. Even if it’s part time or stolen time- we move forward on the strength of our will, skills, and ideas.
    What I see in Thom Reaves’s story is that he seems to be always aware of what is going on in the periphery, like having the paintings in the car, or chance meetings.
    It gives one hope.

  2. Thank you so much Thom for sharing your story and experiences with collectors. What a great one, at that! Love your studio, too. Best of wishes, and I have subscribed to follow your story and your work.

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