Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Tribute to Bernie Dexter

Welcome to my personal tribute to 'pin up' model Bernie Dexter!

For about 2 years now I have been obsessed with all things pin up, burlesque and rockabilly, and it definitely reflects in my art. After taking Burlesque dance classes with Bombshell Betty I became hooked on pin ups! My art work features many of my friends who are performers, and also professional pin up models. One pin up model in particular, Bernie Dexter who looks like she could be Bettie Page became my favorite subject to paint.

Upon doing some research I discovered that I am not the only one who loves her. (Big surprise) She has a whole army of fans, photographers and other artists who are inspired by her image.

So here is my mini-tribute to her. Hugs and kisses from me Bernie!
Jessica Whiteside