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Bev Hogue Winter Thaw

Sat. Feb. 16, Sun. Feb 17 and Mon. Feb. 18

Jane’s Bay is a 24 in. x 24 in. acrylic on canvas painting by Bev Hogue.

The annual Winter Thaw show and sale features Bev Hogue and Beluxe products. Come by for a visit Feb. 16, 17 or 18 at 26 Canboro Road in Fonthill. Noon to 6 p.m.

Bev Hogue’s annual winter show and sale is on the long weekend — Feb. 16, 17 and 18. Noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See you at 26 Canboro Road, in Fonthill.
  • These are some of the pieces available at Winter Thaw this year
  • See more art in the Available Art section
  • Sale prices of up to 60% on some pieces


Bev Hogue Blue Art show with Pretty Fierce

A striking new series of Bev Hogue “Blue or Nothing” paintings and yoga gear with Pretty Fierce are featured Oct. 26 and 27 at the Oast Hayloft in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The famous blue paintings of this highly collectible Niagara artist blend fantasy and fashion in the pop surreal genre. And through her Beluxe label, this bold imagery is distributed worldwide on clothing, jewellery, shoes and accessories.

The natural next move was for Bev to partner with Canada’s own Pretty Fierce with a line of yoga pants and tops. See the latest styles at the launch in late October.

Bev Hogue Blue Art show with Pretty Fierce at the Oast Hayloft in Niagara-on-the-Lake Oct. 26 and 27

Red, Hot and Blue

Red, Hot and Blue fashion
The 1950s fashion show steps in to the Beluxe booth at the Brockville rockabilly show

We made some new friends at the Red, Hot and Blue rockabillly fest in Brockville. Nathalie, Amund, Dave, Heather, Claude, Craig, Trev and Debbie — you made us feel most welcome.

Already looking forward to next year’s show on the Thousand Islands shore.

And we are proud to announce that the Spitfire is the spot to pick up original Bev Hogue art, collectible prints, and fashion necessities  like Pretty Fierce yoga gear emblazoned with Beluxe blue femmes.

In the Brockville area, contact Nathalie Lavergne at the Spitfire Cafe, 10 Victoria Ave.

The Spitfire in Brockville is the latest spot to pick up Bev Hogue original paintings and Beluxe products

RIP George Romero: Night of the Living Deb

After several months of treatment for an all-to-common malady these days, and for which I received tremendous medical guidance and support from the Juravinksi Centre, a knock came to my door.

It was esteemed radiologist and all-round great guy Stephen Sagar and his lovely partner Christina.

The good doctor was key to zapping the unwelcome intruders out of my system and also keeping my spirits up.

He was popping in to my studio to have a look at a particular painting that we had talked about — Night of the Living Deb.

The painting was part of an effort several years back to commemorate the masterpiece film Night of the Living Dead by cult director George Romero.

The image of my painting was as part of a collection of images for a book. I kept original of course, and never planned to part with it.

It was meant to be part of Dr. Sagar’s own collection.

Then, the painting had a new life.

As a lifelong fan of Romero and his movies,  Dr. Sagar made a point of meeting the director at a Canadian ComicCon event.

He had the painting with him, all nicely framed and ready for the possibility that Romero might agree to sign.

And he did — just months before he died.

A photo is of two heroes of mine. I cherish the moment and will endure in a very meaningful way.

Night of the Living Deb
Director George Romero, left, and Dr. Stephen Sagar with Night of the Living Deb painting by Bev Hogue

 

 

 

 

Beluxe partners with Pretty Fierce on yoga pants launch

Beluxe is proud to announce the launch of a line of yoga pant designs with partner Pretty Fierce.

The fashion forward leggings align Bevs Hogue’s “Blue or Nothing” art images with action and fashion gear.

“Pretty Fierce is an exciting company to partner with on this important expansion of the Beluxe brand,” Bev says.

“They really get it, and it’s vital to see some of my favourite art scenes presented with with such raw courage.”

This is a sneak peak at the collection. You can purchase this “Ruby Tuesday” style in a variety of sizes directly from beluxe.tv, our Shopify sales site.


Watch for more details to come.

Wholesale enquiries, please contact bev@beluxe.com

 

Shades of blue at Silver Spoons

Silver Spoons is an art-wine-food event in the Eastside of Toronto May 13 and 14.

Along with  gourmet food, wine and beer tastings, live music, there will be a pop-up art gallery.

I will have an exhibit of my latest paintings here, so if you are in the city to say hello and see some of my recent work.

It’s a great event, with proceeds going to support Second Harvest.

The weather in Toronto is expected to be chilly. What better way to chase the “what-ever-happened-to-summer”blues away then to have a few cups at Silver Spoons, District 28. (28 Logan)

 

Bev Hogue painting LAX featured at Silver Spoons, District 28 in Toronto
Bev Hogue painting LAX featured at Silver Spoons, District 28 in Toronto

Live at the Hive: L.A. animators art opening

In Your Dreams painting for Hive Gallery Oct. 3, 2015 opening in L.A.
Bev Hogue’s In Your Dreams painting for Hive Gallery Oct. 3, 2015 opening in L.A.

It’s another trip to L.A. but this time with a twist. For the opening at Hive Gallery’s “Secret Art of Animators 2” show on Saturday, Oct. 3, I decided to send a representative in my place — an 11 in. x 14 in. acrylic on canvas painting titled In Your Dreams.

The show highlights the artwork of the movers and shakers of the animation industry. Among the featured guests: Simpsons art director Andrew Brandou, Model maker Tory Bellici (The Matrix) and Mythbusters host and M5 model maker Kari Byron, among many others.

I was asked to submit a piece for the accompanying show that plays on ’90s animation favourites. Ren and Stimpy were too hard to resist. They pose (as still as they can possibly be) American Gothic style, bookending a portrait of one of my blue women. She has the expression of one of my favourites, Deer Prudence.

I like the piece and I hope it goes to a good home.

Hive Gallery, Bev Hogue
Secret Art of Animators 2 show at Hive Gallery in L.A.

 

 

15 minutes in blue fame

Natalie Martinez
Actress Natalie Martinez on the set of TV pilot Warrior, with Bev Hogue painting Suffragette in background of this shot.

Some Hollywood set designers took an interest in a few Bev Hogue blue paintings for an upcoming pilot earlier this year.

After some back and forth on the cast of paintings, Suffragette, Boot Camp, Undercover Girl and Passion Flower were chosen to be positioned in the bedroom of actress Natalie Martinez for a TV series called Warrior.

We heard that director Phillip Noyce loved the paintings. I recall how the Australian director  brought us to the edge of our seats in the film Dead Calm, the open-ocean thriller that brought Nicole Kidman international attention.

Alas, the series is not to be, but these Bev Hogue paintings got to strut under the lights for a few weeks of  shooting in the spring.

It’s not true that these girls are feeling blue. They feel pretty good to have been chosen to appear alongside kick-ass martial arts crime fighter Kai Forrester (Martinez).

TV set, Bev Hogue paintings, Warrior
Bev Hogue paintings Passion Flower and Suffragette on the set of TV series pilot Warrior

The blue room

The Crow's Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.
The Crow’s Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.

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 colour. Turns out he is the voice of Labatt Blue beer in their American radio spots.  Then he goes into full voiceover mode and launches into the bit. Hilarious.

Ian (with his friend Kim) is the voice of "blue" in the U.S.
Ian (with his friend Kim) in the Beluxe gallery with Bev. The NYC actor is the voice of Labatt “Blue” in the U.S.

From the first few reviews, the “Crow’s Nest” theme room seems to be well received.

See the room.