Friday, March 1, 2024

Clown Portrait #262 "Kazoo the Clown"

 

ACEO Clown portrait #262 "Kazoo the Clown"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

Clown Portrait #262 is inspired by a young magician clown Jess Harkin, aka "Kazoo the Clown" from Ireland’s Donegal county. Jess Harkin was just three years old when she first saw a clown at a circus. From then on, she decided she wanted to be one.

At age 22 year old started learning her craft by watching videos on YouTube and reading books about magic. She also went to classes at the In Your Space circus school in Londonderry.

Jessica Harkin was amazed to claim the prize alongside Burtonport’s Dylan Murray in the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards. She won the spellbinding title of Irish Magician of the Year at the IRARA Awards 2019. @kazootheclown 

"Kazoo the Clown"

Monday, February 12, 2024

ACEO Clown Portrait #261 Otto Griebling

 

ACEO Clown portrait #261 "Palhaço Ritalino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown Portrait #261 is a homage to one of America's most famous clown "Otto Griebling" originally from Germany (1896 – 1972).  At age of 14 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Wisconsin.

Otto worked in a riding act for ten years and in 1930 made the decision to become a full time clown. Otto developed the silent tramp clown that made him famous.

In 1932 he joined the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and then in 1935 he was with Jess Adkins and Zack Terrell's Cole Bros. Circus where he became the show's "producing Clown".

In 1951 Griebling joined the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, where he would remain for the rest of his life.

Otto once stated "If you find yourself able to make people laugh, it's God's gift. You have to do everything from the bottom of your heart".

work in progress



Friday, February 9, 2024

ACEO Clown Portrait #260 "Palhaço Ritalino" Tiago Marquez

 

ACEO Clown portrait #260 "Palhaço Ritalino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown Portrait #260 inspired by a young and unique clown "Palhaço Ritalino" Tiago Marquez from Londrina, Brazil. Marquez has a degree in Performing Arts from the State University of Londrina. Marques, who gives life to Clown Ritalino, has been researching comedy since 2009. In his repertoire he has the show The Best show in the world which premiered in 2013. He also Tiago has a new show "In Concertina", directed by Ricardo Puccetti from Lume Teatro.

Through workshops he met great masters of theater and clowning such as Gardi Hutter (Switzerland), Chacovachi (Argentina), Pepe Nuñes (Spain), Aziz Gual (Mexico), Biribinha, Ésio Magalhães, Ricardo Puccetti, Marcio Líbar, Eduardo Okamoto , Joice Aglaé Brondani and Alexandre Mate, among others. 

Since 2016, the actor has been one of the artists featured on the “Project Incubator” platform, by SIM! Culture, receiving support and guidance in the production area of your artistic career. To follow him visit  fb page

Ritalino in Concertina show


Thursday, January 25, 2024

ACEO Clown Portrait #259 "Bri Crabtree"

 

 ACEO Clown portrait #259 "Bri Crabtree"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #259 was inspired by a talented clown "Bri Crabtree" from Oakland, California and she has over 20 years experience in children’s entertainment. Bri is professionally trained in juggling, unicycling, magic, mime, dance, and clowning. She performs all over the world, whether it’s by train, airplane, or logging into a virtual show. Her juggling and unicycle skills on stages from Dubai to France, for clients such as Dreamworks, Google, and Netflix. Bri is also a member of the International Jugglers Association and World Clown Association. To find out about her latest news, visit  @sillycircusshow 

"Bri Crabtree"


work in progress




Saturday, September 30, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #258 "Clown Crostino"


 ACEO Clown portrait #258 "Clown Crostino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #258 inspired by a fantastic clown called "Crostino" (Diego Zanatta) from Italy. Diego is a professional clown known for his entertaining shows that bring laughter to audiences of all ages. Trained at the prestigious Arsenale Theater School in Milan, under the guidance of renowned theater artists Marina Sperafico and Kuniaki Ida, Diego mastered the art of clowning using the Lecoq method.

Continuing his artistic development through masterclasses with esteemed clowns like Vladimir Olshansky, David Larible, and André Casaca, Diego became the creator and performer of his character, Clown Crostino. While primarily performing in Italy, his unique blend of physical comedy, slapstick humor, and interactive elements has also delighted audiences in France and Germany.

Clown Crostino's shows are designed to provide a delightful family experience, uniting people from different backgrounds through the universal language of laughter. With his charming and mischievous character, Clown Crostino effortlessly engages the audience, ensuring an evening filled with amusement and shared joy. His instagram 

Clown Crostino


work in progress



Thursday, September 14, 2023

ACEO Clown portrait #257 "Clown Ottilie"

 

ACEO Clown portrait #257 "Clown Ottilie"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #257 inspired by a very special hospital clown "Ottilie" (Anne Schwede) from Paderborn, Germany. Anne trained as a clinic clown and after this her clowning adventure started. She worked as a clinic clown in hospitals and care institutions for many years. 

Thanks to the founding of her clown school, the "Humorkolleg", many new clinic and school clowns now enrich the health care system and visit schools and day-care centres. 

Also she has a "nose workshop" where they make special clown noses in different colours and shapes. See more info @humorkolleg 

Recently Anne wrote and illustrated a children's book about the clown Ottilie PfefferMinze. Ottilie is a specialist in measuring, a world champion in flying, a happy owner of letters and she has the craziest ideas for games. Anne started a crowdfunding on Startnext to bring the book to life. Support her wonderful work! https://www.startnext.com/ottilie-ein-clown-im-einsatz 

Clown "Ottilie" 

Ottilie by Anne Schwede