Blue or Nothing. That is the motivation behind the art of Bev Hogue.
It's a modern interpretation of luxury that's more than more or less. It's about embracing the odd beauty of the world, rather than trying to escape.
It's living with a broken heart, not a broken spirit.
The accomplished painter found abundant inspiration in the character of her childhood home of Fenwick, Ont. She graduated with distinction from Toronto’s George Brown College in graphic design. It secured her success as a national magazine illustrator. Her "blue" sketches quickly became a hit with collectors worldwide. Bev now works from a 1960's pad in the heart of Canada's wine country — Niagara. From her studio-gallery in Fonthill, she creates sentimentally sombre portraits in settings that seem to shift between eras.
They may be familiar or foreign, but her blue women all share a dignity and poise despite the surroundings in which they often find themselves. They are curious and confident.
Bev’s work is exhibited and collected around the world. The complete catalogue of her creations is distributed by Beluxe Inc.