Wednesday, November 4, 2020

ACEO CLOWN PORTRAIT #185 "Keith Nelson"

ACEO Clown #185 "Keith Nelson"

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”


ACEO clown #185 is inspired by Keith Nelson from New York, US.  He is an incredibly talented clown who swallows swords, spins tops, juggles plates, balances glasses, and manipulates just about anything!learned to juggle and eat fire at Hampshire College in 1989. Following college he moved to New York City and became a professional entertainer. Keith swallows swords, spins tops, juggles plates, balances glasses, and manipulates just about anything. In 1995 he co-founded Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a national touring troupe and performing arts organization. Keith has toured with circuses, carnivals, and sideshows. He has worked casino stages, historic opera houses, and international festivals. Television appearances include Late Night with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with James Corden, OZ (season one), BBC, VH-1, MTV…. From New York City, to the Bahamas, from Guyana to Thailand, from Flint to China, and across the United States, Keith has taught thousands of people to juggle and balance objects, and entertained millions more.

In addition to performing, Keith is also a director, producer and teacher. He has taught Broadway performers and coached television personalities. He is the professor of circus arts at the State University of New York at Purchase.

"Keith Nelson" Photo by Maike Shulz 



Saturday, October 31, 2020



ACEO Clown #184 "Hugo Miró"
Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

ACEO clown #184 is inspired by an amazing clown "Hugo Miró" from Guadalajara, Spain. He is a self-taught circus and street  performance artist. He has all kinds of clown skills like juggling, acrobacy, pantomime, phisical comedy. He took many courses to make his clowning skills better.  Some of them are School of Acrobatic and Circus Techniques "L’Pista", Madrid (2010), Clown, with Hernán Gené in Carampa, Madrid (2008/2010), Pantomime, with Vasily Protsenko in Carampa, Madrid (2008/2010), Clown, with Sergi Estebanell (Cía Pallapupas) (2012, Guadalajara) and Clown, with Leandre Ribera (2013, Granada). He has a very nice website as well

"Hugo Miró"

work in progress

Friday, October 23, 2020



ACEO clown #183 is inspired by a very unique and talented clown Leo Acton originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin and now located in Saint Augustine Florida, US. Leo Acton graduated Ringling Clown College in 1996 and toured with both the Red and Blue Units before appearing with shows such as Circus Gatti, Loomis Bros., and Culpepper, which he has been on for several years on tour with the Culpepper Merriweather Circus. See his insta page at  @LeoActon  I am also sharing a time-lapse videoclip of this clown portrait. Enjoy it!

ACEO Clown #183 "Leo Acton" 

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”


Clown Leo Acton
(Photo by Kirk Marsh)
work in progress

Friday, October 16, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #182 "Kirk Marsh"


ACEO CLOWN PORTRAIT #182 is inspired by an amaing talented clown and photoghrapher artisr "Kirk Marsh" from Florida, US. With a background in the performing arts and circus (he toured with The Greatest Show on Earth for a year...and went to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as touring his solo silent comedy show around the world to over 53 countries) he has a style that is influenced heavily by magical realism and the fictions of our own minds.

ACEO Clown #182 "Kirk Marsh" 

acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”


"Kirk Marsh"

work in progress

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #181 "Lelik" aka Leonid Pervov


ACEO Clown #181 "Lelik" aka Leonid Pervov
acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”
ACEO Clown portrait #181 is inspired by a genuin and very talented clown artist named as "Lelik" aka Leonid Pervov from Moscow, Rusia. He is a professional artist who graduated from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts and Moscow State Circus. He knows many genres of circus and variety art: clown, acrobatics, juggling, illusion and entertainments. He performed in many circuses all around the world. See his pictures on his website here. Nowadays he is organizing children's parties and performing as birthday clown. 

"Lelik" aka Leonid Pervov 

work in progress

Monday, September 21, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #180 "Dr. Mal Adjusted"

 ACEO Clown #180  "Dr. Mal Adjusted" aka Mal Malme
acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm) 

ACEO Clown portrait #180 is inspired by a wonderful hospital clown "Dr. Mal Adjusted" from Boston, MA, USA. Mal Malme has been a theater artist in Boston for over twenty years. Mal is co-founder of Queer Soup Theater, whose current work is The Pineapple Project, a play for kids and their caregivers that celebrates gender creativity.By day, Mal is Dr. Mal Adjusted, a professional healthcare clown with The Laughter League at Boston Children's and Hasbro Children's Hospitals and because of Covid-19 Dr. Mal adjusted is performing online with The Laughter League.  See on this fb link 

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