Saturday, September 30, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #258 "Clown Crostino"

 ACEO Clown portrait #258 "Clown Crostino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #258 inspired by a fantastic clown called "Crostino" (Diego Zanatta) from Italy. Diego is a professional clown known for his entertaining shows that bring laughter to audiences of all ages. Trained at the prestigious Arsenale Theater School in Milan, under the guidance of renowned theater artists Marina Sperafico and Kuniaki Ida, Diego mastered the art of clowning using the Lecoq method.

Continuing his artistic development through masterclasses with esteemed clowns like Vladimir Olshansky, David Larible, and André Casaca, Diego became the creator and performer of his character, Clown Crostino. While primarily performing in Italy, his unique blend of physical comedy, slapstick humor, and interactive elements has also delighted audiences in France and Germany.

Clown Crostino's shows are designed to provide a delightful family experience, uniting people from different backgrounds through the universal language of laughter. With his charming and mischievous character, Clown Crostino effortlessly engages the audience, ensuring an evening filled with amusement and shared joy. His instagram 

Clown Crostino

work in progress

Thursday, September 14, 2023

ACEO Clown portrait #257 "Clown Ottilie"


ACEO Clown portrait #257 "Clown Ottilie"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #257 inspired by a very special hospital clown "Ottilie" (Anne Schwede) from Paderborn, Germany. Anne trained as a clinic clown and after this her clowning adventure started. She worked as a clinic clown in hospitals and care institutions for many years. 

Thanks to the founding of her clown school, the "Humorkolleg", many new clinic and school clowns now enrich the health care system and visit schools and day-care centres. 

Also she has a "nose workshop" where they make special clown noses in different colours and shapes. See more info @humorkolleg 

Recently Anne wrote and illustrated a children's book about the clown Ottilie PfefferMinze. Ottilie is a specialist in measuring, a world champion in flying, a happy owner of letters and she has the craziest ideas for games. Anne started a crowdfunding on Startnext to bring the book to life. Support her wonderful work! 

Clown "Ottilie" 

Ottilie by Anne Schwede

Monday, September 11, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #256 "Agustina"


ACEO Clown portrait #256 "Agustina"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #256 inspired by an very talented clown "Augustina" (Idoia López Callejas) from Navarra, Spain. Idoia has lived in different parts of the Iberian Peninsula and has traveled to various places around the world. One of her greatest achievements: crossing Brazil, from north to south, by bicycle and earning a living in the squares of this beautiful country with her musical and circus art.

She has studied Circus Arts at the International Circus and Theater School CAU (Center for Urban Arts) in Granada and has taken various artistic courses with specialists such as Virginia Imaz, Slava Polunin, Alessia Desogus Phillippe Gaulier, Antón Valen, David Monge, Pepa Gil, Jesús Jara, Pepa Plana to expand her knowledge and stage skills.

She is an excellent creator, a versatile circus artist, musician, singer, leather craftswoman and lover of design and costume making. It is her passion for such skills that makes her a complete multidisciplinary artist; keeping her in constant learning and evolution, to be at the forefront of artistic circus, theater and music.

Within the Ido Loca company is also Estela Ceniceros Rodríguez, with degrees in Music Teaching, Music Therapy and Cultural Communication and Event Management and Organization. She handles management and distribution of the shows, as well as creation and management of their light and sound technique. She is also part of the artistic aspect of the AcustiCómico Ido & LocA show, entering the stage as arranger and percussionist of the musical creations of the duo. 

Agustina (Idoia López Callejas)

work in progress

Thursday, September 7, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #255 "Wienn"


ACEO Clown portrait #255 "Wienn"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #255 inspired by a wonderful clown called "Wienn" (Cihangir Özbekler). He was born in 1998 in Vienna and adopted by a family who had a deep connection to the world of circus. Growing up as a young child, he found himself immersed in this colorful and enchanting world. His heart became captivated by this extraordinary profession. During those years, his grandfather, Frank Wienn, was a skilled clown himself. As I grew older, I inherited his passion and knowledge, learning the tricks of the trade from him. However, after his grandfather's passing, the circus unfortunately had to be sold. Together with his family relocated to Holland, where he continue to pursue his love for clowning. In the meantime, he also bring laughter and joy to children in the pediatric ward of the hospital. See his fb page 

"Weinn" (Cihangir Özbekler)

work in progress

Monday, August 7, 2023

ACEO Clown portrait #254 Piccolo Camerino (Adrián Conde)

 ACEO Clown #254 "Piccolo Camerino(Adrián Conde)

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #254 inspired by a skilled clown Adrian Conde who has brought the magic of laughter, joy, and entertainment to diverse audiences across the world. He is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a young age, Adrián immersed himself in various art forms including music, theater, circus, mime, juggling, clowning and, eventually, magic. In 2006, he relocated to Asturias to refine his talents in magic and sought to infuse a unique twist to his performances in order to move away from stereotypical magician tropes. His education at the renowned Circo Criollo in Buenos Aires inspired him to merge magic with clowning. His unique performances have graced prestigious magic and theater festivals in Spain and globally. For the latest new about his work visit his website.

Piccolo Camerino (Adrián Conde)

work in progress

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

ACEO Clown #253 Fer Catastrofer


ACEO Clown #253 "Fer Catastrofer

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #253 inspired by an amazing clown Fernando Villella (Fer Catastrofer) from Spain (Originally from Argentina). He is an actor, clown, and Musician. Fer has dedicated over two decades to creating shows, characters, spaces, and everything related to circus and theater.

He was born in Argentina and studied photography at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya and Gestural Theater at the Escola Internacional Berty Tobías in the city of Barcelona, where he developed the technique of Gestural Theater.

He is also the creator of the CIA CATASTROFER and participates in the LA CAPUTXETA Project, where he manages a circus tent.Currently, he is involved in the creation of the new project for Bucraá Circus, EL PASO.With his work, he has participated in numerous renowned festivals in Europe, Africa, and South America, receiving several awards. 

Fernando Villella performing at "El Gran Final"

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

ACEO Clown #252 Pau Palaus


ACEO Clown #252 "Pau Palaus" 

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #252 inspired by a very poetic clown. Pau Palaus, a director and clown extraordinaire, has enchanted audiences worldwide with his exceptional talents. Beginning his artistic journey in Sant Feliu de Buixalleu, Girona, Pau honed his skills through training and self-exploration. He has graced stages in numerous countries, leaving a trail of laughter in his wake. Not only does Pau captivate as a performer, but he is also the founder of the social circus association "Contaminando Sonrisas." Additionally, Pau's artistic direction extends to renowned festivals like MIMAA, and he has co-founded the beloved "Dia del Circ" Festival. Through his artistic endeavors, Pau spreads joy and leaves an enduring impact on the world of clowning and theater. 

Getting ready for "El Gran final"

work in progress

Thursday, May 4, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #251 Tio Paçoca


ACEO Clown #251 "Tio Paçoca" 

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #251 is inspired by a young clown "Tio Paçoca" also known as Ruan Dourado form Brasil. Ruan is performing with Os Tios clown group entertaining children. Also he is a futbol player. See his IG at @RuanDouradoo 

Ruan Dourado "Tio Paçoca" 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #250 David Marquez


ACEO Clown #250 David Marquez

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown #250 is inspired by a talented clown David Marquez from Mexico. He is the fifth-generation circus performer. He began his clowning career at an impressively young age of two and has been entertaining crowds with his juggling, musical talent and clowning ever since.

David is not only a skilled clown, but also an accomplished juggler and musician, which allows him to add a unique twist to his performances that is beloved by audiences around the world. He has performed in numerous countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Thailand, Ireland, France, Portugal, and the UK.

David Marquez

work in progress

Saturday, April 1, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #249 Babo


ACEO Clown #249 Babo

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #249 is inspired by a wonderful clown "Babo" also known as Hardy Hausting form Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Clown Babo has been captivating audiences with his heartwarming productions since 2001. Alongside his partner, Rosina, Babo has traveled throughout Germany with their clown theater, bringing joy and laughter to both children and adults. Also Hardy Hausting teaches all aspects of clowning in their Institute of Clown Pedagogy through workshops and seminars.

Rosina & Babo

work in progress

Saturday, March 18, 2023

ACEO Clown Portrait #248 Rosina


ACEO Clown #248 Rosina

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #248 is inspired by a very talented clown "Rosina" (Sigi Karnath) form Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Sigi is a renowned artist and performer who has been captivating audiences around the world for over two decades. She is best known for her work as a clown in the Rosina and Babo clown theater productions, which she co-founded with fellow performer Hardy Hausting. Together, they have created a unique and engaging style of clowning that combines humor, poetry, and music to create a truly unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

Sigi works at Clownwork As Rosina in the Rosina and Babo productions, Sigi has earned critical acclaim for her skillful and engaging performances. Her ability to connect with audiences on a deep and personal level is a testament to her incredible talent and dedication as a performer. Through her work, Sigi has become an ambassador for the art of clowning, inspiring and entertaining people from all walks of life.

In addition to her work as a performer, Sigi is also a gifted teacher and mentor. She has led workshops and masterclasses on clowning and physical theater, sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring performers around the world.  


work in progress

Saturday, March 4, 2023

ACEO Clown #247 Wanda fool the clown

ACEO Clown #247 Wanda fool the clown

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

Growing up with a mother who was a performer, it's no surprise that Julia Bothun developed a passion for the circus. However, it was her love for clowning that truly set her on the path to becoming a professional performer. Her clown character name is Wanda fool the clown.

With a childhood steeped in circus lore, Julia worked hard to discover her own voice and character. She developed a love for playing music and singing, as well as clowning. After high school, Julia embarked on a journey with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, touring for three years.

During her time with the circus, Julia honed her skills and became an accomplished clown, entertaining audiences across the country. But she didn't stop there. After leaving the circus, Julia continued to pursue her passion for clowning and now assists her mother, Tricia Manuel, with curriculum planning, gag writing, clown conventions, and working with the local clown club.

Julia's journey from circus child to professional clown is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft. Her love for clowning and performing continues to inspire others, and we can't wait to see what she accomplishes next. See her at

Wanda fool the clown
work in progress

Friday, March 3, 2023

ACEO Clown #246 Pricilla Mooseburger


ACEO Clown #246 Pricilla Mooseburger

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

Tricia Manuel, also known as Pricilla Mooseburger, is a professional clown and costume designer. She started her clowning career with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus and went on to found Pricilla Mooseburger Originals (PMO) in 1989. PMO is a costume design business that specializes in designing and creating high-quality, durable costumes for clowns. In addition to her work as a costume designer, Tricia also teaches others how to become clowns or improve their clowning skills through her Mooseburger Camp program. See more in

Pricilla Mooseburger

work in progress

Sunday, February 19, 2023

ACEO Clown #245 Quany the Clown


ACEO Clown portrait #245 is inspired by a fantastic clown named "Quany the Clown" (Jaquan Fields). Jaquan has been bringing the joy and magic of the circus to the living rooms of inner-city youth in Philadelphia since 2005. For almost 17 years, he has shared his passion for the circus and magic, training with top entertainers from all over the U.S.A. He is now known for his creative stage illusions, circus skills, and his bond with exotic birds, a bunny, and even horses.

Quany's journey began with a dream and a passion for entertaining. He wanted to share his love for the circus with children who might not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise. He started small, performing at local events and parties, but his talent and dedication quickly caught the attention of others in the entertainment industry.

In his career, he has performed at a wide range of events, from birthday parties to corporate events, and has worked with companies such as Comcast, Wells Fargo, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He has also been featured in several news articles and on local television shows.

Quany's love for his craft and his commitment to bringing joy to the inner-city youth of Philadelphia have made him a beloved figure in the community. He has become a symbol of hope and inspiration for children and adults alike, and his dedication to his craft is truly admirable. Quany is proof that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their dreams and make a positive impact on the world around them. Follow him at his IG @theofficialquanytheclown 

"Quany the Clown"

work in progress

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