Saturday, June 20, 2020

ACEO Clown Portraits #172 & #173 "Hayley Everitt" & "Tommy Murray"


ACEO Clown Portraits #172 & #173  "Hayley Everitt" & "Tommy Murray"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO portraits  #172 & #173 are inspired by young and fantastic clown duo "Hayley Everitt" & "Tommy Murray" .

Hayley Everitt is young and very sympathetic UK based clown and actor. Hayley studied BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College where she first found her love of clown. The idea of being mischeiveious and getting away with it was the feeling that would open many ideas in the future, regarding the art of clown. During her studies she worked with Angela De Castro, Kerry Norman, Barry Grantham, Jon Davison, Sophie Powell and many more. Since then she has been devising with her partner in crime Tommy Murray with their theatre company Theatre85 and have been creating their way into the clown world with their clownversations- their blog called FoolsTalk, interviewing clowns worldwide. @Theatre85LIVE 

Tommy Murray is young and very talented UK based singer-actor with a strength in physical comedy and clowning. He studied at Rose Bruford College and has explored clown with Sophie Powell, Jon Davison, Mage Arnal more - he is always learning and growing as a creative clown artist. His personal clowning highlights include performing at the Cabaret Lecoq in Barcelona and The Joker on Penton Street, not far from the grave of Grimaldi. His stage persona has been compared to Mr. Bean, Jim Carrey and Mark Heap - all people he admires. He has always loved the work of Charlie Chaplin which he found through his grandad's love of Laurel and Hardy. He has developed solo clown characters and the groundwork for setting up the UK-Spain based physical theatre company - Theatre85 which he currently performs with his clown/actress partner Hayley Everitt together they have published an ongoing clown blog Foolstalk www.theatre85.co.uk/blog hoping to continue international clownversations. 


"Hayley Everitt" & "Tommy Murray"

work in progress 

work in progress 

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #171 "Dr. Bafu"

Clown #171  "Dr. Bafu"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #171 is inspired by another wonderful hospital clown "Dr. Bafu" aka Jeff Smithson from Rock, Michigan, US. With certificates from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and a B.A. in Religion Jeff blends clown, creativity and compassion into performances and workshops that focus on physicality and fun. Jeff has appeared on a multitude of traditional and non-traditional stages.  For 14 years, he worked with kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses as part of The Big Apple Circus Clown Care program and Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: Hospital Outreach Program. Jeff has partnered with Performance of a Lifetime and Tape Art in order to share his methods with both the Corporate World and the Medical community. He is also performing with Laughter League since 2016.

Dr. Bafu at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

work in progress