Monday, January 23, 2023

ACEO Clown #244 Lukinha O Palhaço

ACEO Clown #244 Lukinha O Palhaço

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #244 is inspired by a young clown "Lukinha O Palhaço" Lucas Sidnei Peixoto Junior who performs at the moment at Circo Partage in Otacílio Costa, Brazil. Lucas is clowning around more than 6 years in Brazil.  For more info follow his IG at @lukinhaopalhaco

Lukinha O Palhaço

work on progress


Sunday, December 4, 2022

ACEO Clown #243 "The Sculptor Clown" Pedro Tochas

 

ACEO Clown #243 "Pedro Tochas"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #243 is inspired by a very talented clown "The Sculptor Clown" Pedro Tochas from Avelar, Portugal. Tochas is a regular street and stage performer, stand-up comedian, a past cast member for a popular Portuguese TV comedy series and a judge for a famous TV show in Portugal. Pedro (Pedro Nuno Simões Lopes dos Santos) studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. In the university years due to his aptitude for juggling with fire, he received the nickname Tochas (Torch). He traveled to the United States and studied juggling and physical comedy at the Celebration Barn Theater. Later on he trained himself in Academy of Circus Arts and the Physical Theatre in England. He returned the following year, but this time with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, which helped him to afford the cost of living in England. "The Sculptor Clown" caracter is nothing more than his imagination and a little help from the audience, he builds a love story without saying a single word, with heroes, villains, and epic battles. He will perform in Bread & Circus, World Buskers Festival January 13th to 29th in Christchurch, New Zealand. Visit his website for more info www.pedrotochas.com


“O Palhaço Escultor” in Red Deer, Canada, 2015.

Photo by Miyako Palmer

work on progress


Sunday, November 20, 2022

ACEO Clown #242 "Troy Wunderle"

 

ACEO Clown #242 "Troy Wunderle"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #242 is inspired by a fantastic clown Troy Wunderle from Vermont, USA.  After his Graphic design education in Maryland Institute College of art Wunderle studied at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.

He has toured more than 2 decades throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. 

Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Visit his website to see his latest shows.

Troy Wunderle



Saturday, October 22, 2022

ACEO Clown #241 "Palhaço Matraca"

 

ACEO Clown #241 "Palhaço Matraca"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)


ACEO Clown portrait #241 is inspired by a former circus clown Matraca (Celso Stevanovich) from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Celso is coming from an old circus family. His grandfather owned a circus and his father was trapez artist, his mother was contortionist. His uncle was a clown. Many years he performed with his son Moroco (see previous post) at Circo Amar Brazil.

Celso Stevanovich, palhaço Matraca no Le Cirque Amar - Foto: Reprodução/YouTube/Folha de Pernambuco

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

ACEO Clown Portrait #240 "Palhaço Moroco"

 

ACEO Clown #240 "Palhaço Moroco"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #240 is inspired by a very talented circus clown Palhaço Moroco (Moroco Stevanovich) who lives in Fortaleza, Brazil but originally he is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Moroco has been clowning more than 20 years. His father Celso Stevanovich his clown name is Matraca and coming from a circus family. Moroco at very young age started to perform with his father. He performed at Circo Moscou and at the moment he is working at Le Cirque Amar in Brazil. See his latest news at @morocirco

Palhaço Moroco

work in progress



Sunday, October 9, 2022

ACEO Clown Portrait #239 "Peggy Williams"

 

ACEO Clown #239 "Peggy Williams"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #239 is inspired by a former professional clown "Peggy Williams" from  Madison, Wisconsin USA. She did a speech pathology major at the University of Wisconsin , focusing on deaf education but she made a life changing decision and went to the clown college and became the first female graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circuses Clown College in 1970.

Following completion of the program of study, she went on the road with The Greatest Show on Earth, distinguishing herself during her nine years of travel with the circus. In 1973, she was asked to join the  teaching staff at Clown College  where she assisted students in nurturing the relationship between performers and the public.

She worked on special assignments at the Circus’s corporate headquarters in Washington, DC where she initiated a series of new educational programs  often revolving around a clowning theme. In 1981, Peggy became the assistant performance director for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Blue Unit. 

Peggy Williams

work in progress