A few interesting visitors stopped in at our AirBnB room here at Beluxe HQ. Ian, an actor from NYC was on a Brooklyn-to-Muskoka drive and checked in with his friend Kim. In the morning over coffee, he was asking about my “Blue or Nothing” paintings and remarked that we had a close connection with the… Continue reading The blue room
Got an interesting call the other day from Clive and Melleny who saw Bev’s work on Salt Spring Island and wanted to drop by the gallery for a closer look. Is there an airport nearby? Um, I think so, Bev offered. After a quick bit of deep research, we discovered two airports in Niagara would… Continue reading Boot Camp marches to a dance beat
I’ve always considered wrist watches an interesting fashion accessory. And as an added bonus — they keep time!! So, it is an exciting moment for me to see the near arrival of Beluxe/Bev Hogue watches from California’s Modify Watches. Four of my favourite images — The Great Escape, Agent 99, Cat Burglar and Boot Camp… Continue reading Time for a Bev Hogue watch
When I tired of certain shoes, I recall just getting out a can of paint from my Dad’s garage and painting them. One pair of yellow platforms I even covered with Dole Banana stickers. It all came full circle recently when a collector asked me to custom paint her leather boots. My experience designing shoes… Continue reading Walking on the wild side
Tura Satana: an actor, force of nature, and now object of art. When the buxom Hollywood B-movie star died, her many fans mourned but the world awoke to her power and beauty. Many tributes, including one in L.A. in late 2014, helped tell Tura’s story. At a time in cinema when women were getting slapped… Continue reading Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!
Bev grew up sketching a full cast of characters in her hometown of Fenwick. The 1960s TV series Green Acres could have easily been filmed here with corn fields to run through and a 1920s-era gas station at the centre of town. The farming village was a station stop on the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo… Continue reading Blue beginnings