Tuesday, June 11, 2024

ACEO Clown Portrait #264 "Clown Sem"


ACEO Clown portrait #264 "Clown Sem"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

About three years ago I painted an ACEO portrait of a young clown called Sem (Sem De Vries) from Meppel, Netherlands. At that time Sem was 13 years old and extremely talented boy with lts of clowning skills at a very young age. He was working at circus Renz international.

Today he is almost 16 and he spent 11 years of his life transforming his childhood fascination with the circus into a professional career. He is showcasing his talent at esteemed venues like Circus Renz, Circus Saurus, Circus Bolalou, and Circus Fantasia. To see more about his clowning career see his insta at @entertainersemdevries@entertainersemdevries

Clown Sem (Sem De Vries)

work in progress

Sunday, March 17, 2024

ACEO Clown Portrait #263 "Mr. Potato Clown"


ACEO Clown portrait #263 "The Potato Clown"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

Clown Portrait #263 is inspired by a fantastic clown "Mr Potato Clown" aka Keat Soon Choon, from Penang, Malaysia.  He is an artist with over 20 years of experience. He participated clown camps  organized by World Clown Association in Thailand and Malaysia. Also he was invited to China Clown Convention as course tutor. More info at his fb page  

Mr Potato Clown

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