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
Boot Camp marches to a dance beat
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
Time for a Bev Hogue watch
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
Walking on the wild side
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
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!
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