Saturday, July 25, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #176 "Holala" aka Laurence Quetel

Clown #176 "Holala" aka Laurence Quetel
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown portrait #176 is inspired by an amazing French clown "Holala" aka Laurence Quetel located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. She is Chief Clown Officer at Clown Inside, Docent at Stichting miMakkus and She works at the Cliniclowns Foundation in the Netherlands and in Belgium. She has broad experience as a player in hospitals, residential and care centers, nursing homes and with children with intellectual or multiple disabilities. She has been followed numerous courses in clowning, street theater, mime, dance, musical expression and personal growth and she thinks becoming a clown is an endless path, She continue following new courses every year. See her fb page for events. 

"Holala" is performing online for the kids. June 2020

painting in progress

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

ACEO Clown portrait #175 "Sergej Maslennikov"

Clown #175  "Sergej Maslennikov"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown portrait #175 is a homage to very talented and unique clown of famous Roncalli Circus "Sergej Maslennikov". Sadly he passed away recently, R.I.P :( Sergej was a juggler, actor and he had an excellent sense of humor. He moved from St. Petersburg to Germany in 1993, he already had a good career as an artist: juggler in the St. Petersburg Circus, graduation from the state drama school, tour with its drama group through Europe, member of the St. Petersburg clown ensemble. Once in an interview he told about how he become a clown such as "I'm not a clown and I don't know what clowning is (laughs). I grew up in the village of Derschiwka near Gorki (Russia). I learned juggling and went bad at school because I really wanted to perform. When I got bored, I moved to Leningrad (later St. Petersburg). I graduated from the State Institute for Theater, Music and Cinematography there. Even now, I'm not a clown, I'm an actor. At Roncalli, I play the crazy prop, who plays tricks." 

"Sergej Maslennikov"

work in progress

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #174 "Dr. Chester Drawers"

Clown #174  "Dr. Chester Drawers"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020
SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #174 is inspired by a wonderful clown "Dr. Chester Drawers" aka Leo Desilets from Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Leo Desilets has been performing as a clown, magician, and balloon artist for over 25 years. He has trained with Master Teachers: Tony Montenaro, David Shiner, Bill Irwin, Barry Lubin, Dick Monday, Michael Christensen, Ami Hattab, Avner Eisenberg, Julie Goell, Bob E. Thomas, Chris Bayes, and Frosty Little. His performancs have taken him across the United States and Europe. In 2005 Leo was named Clown of the Year by the BIG APPLE CIRCUS CLOWN CARE program. In 1997 he was awarded The Golden Nose Award by the Northeast Clown Association.

For the last 20 years Leo has been known as "Dr. Chester Drawers", administering healing through humor,for the BIG APPLE CIRCUS CLOWN CARE program located at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Now performing with Healthy Humor.

"Dr. Chester Drawers"

work in progress

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