Great Clown Portraits Are Just The Beginning!!!!

Carnival Masques by Patty Sue O'Hair - Vicknair

Carnival Masques by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair


Link to all my Carnival Paintings….prints and more


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Carnival Series Paintings by PSOVART



I created these great images to help spread the word about my art!  Please share them and help me to make them go viral!!!!

Jeffrey meme 2015

Bozo meme 2015

Lou Meme 2015

gigles meme 2015

Clown art happy

Mitch meme 2015

Ron Meme 2015

Sue Meme 2015

Toto meme 2015

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Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

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All artwork copyright 2015 Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair –  Not for Commercial

The Leader Of The Pack was created from one of my own photos.  I choose to leave out one of the horses who is behind some of the horses on the left.  I also choose to alter the background and the foreground so the horses are the focus of the painting and the donkey stands out.  After all he is their leader.

Original Photo taken by Artitst Patty Sue O'Hair - Vicknair

Original Photo taken by Artist Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair













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Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

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Once a year I create new Santa Painting.  2015 Santa Dale Claus gave me permission to paint this wonderful image:    The original is For Sales as of 1-1-16

Original Photo of Santa Dale Claus

Original Photo of Santa Dale Claus


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TITLE -Whispered Wishes 12 X 16 Watercolor on Arches 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper. Original FOR SALE $275.00 + shipping as of 1-1-16

TITLE -Whispered Wishes 12 X 16 Watercolor on Arches 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper. Original FOR SALE $275.00 + shipping as of 1-1-16

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Photography Prints

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

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This blog is about clowns.  All kinds of clowns.  I want to share your story.  If you reply to this post here or send me an email I will share your clown story with my readers.   Feel free to share links, photos, videos, blogs, Facebook or web pages whatever you would like to spread the word about your business, clown ministry or just to share the your history of clowning.

This blog is also about clown portraits which I myself paint or other artist have painted. So if you have some great photos and would like to be considered for a portrait share them so we can begin a dialogue.  I am looking for images to paint constantly but I am in high demand and there is a long waiting list so please have patients, I will get to you eventually.  This is a great problem to have as an artist but not to great for my clients. Sorry.

I hope to hear about some great clowns on here.  Please share your clown history with my audience.

Thank you

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown Portrait Fine Artist


This July 15-18 I had the pleasure of attending the World Wide Circus Summit 2015 held in Springfield, MA. at the Big E Fairgrounds.  I was invited by Joe Barney and Lane Talburt.  After looking into what it was all about, I decided that this would be a wonderful opportunity to feature my Clown Artwork and  possibly make a few sales and lots of Circus Connections.

As an outsider looking in who was not raised in the circus it has been a long struggle to  meet clowns on Facebook and befriend them and to be allowed to paint their image and win their trust.  I strive to capture the true clown persona and depict the makeup correctly which is important, because they are all part of the clown history.  I pay all my clowns 25% of any funds above my cost for any prints sold and I do not charge to paint them.

This was a great opportunity to meet many I had followed online in person and a few I had painted already in person to.  It was a blast!!!!!!!

Ok I tried to upload the photos here but only have  so much room for photos and info so I decided to delete these and upload them to my Flickr site instead.  Please follow the link provided and you should be able to find all 1500 images unedited and free to download.

Click here to be taken to the photos on FLICKR


Please check out my artwork while here.  I love clowns and have painted many of your friends with many more to come!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

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2013-03-03 20.50.10Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings. My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns in the 9 X 12 size.  I hope to sell thru Facebook or directly to the buyer and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Why I paint Clowns: For the record I do paint other things besides clowns but I have a passion and a love for clowns.  I paint my clown images with pride.  Many of the clowns I have met in person, or I am friends with on Facebook.  Some I have sought out because I came across a photo I liked. Others have found out about my work through their friends and came to me.  Each image is personally vetted.  I am looking for a certain look or feel from my paintings.  Not every image presented to me is right for a painting.

I am a skilled artist. I paint both in acrylic and watercolor. Neither of these mediums are easy or forgiving (especially watercolor). I have spent 40 years perfecting my skill. The fact that, I as an artist choose to paint some of the sweetest, funniest, most colorful, and always happy portraits you will ever find anywhere, is a matter of personal choice.

I realize that not everyone will get it or be on board with what I do. I realize there is a select market for my work. I am ok with this. I have faith that the clown and circus industry will surround me with love and laughter and purchase my paintings and prints. This is a very select market to sell to – I get it. You either love clowns or you don’t. I have been working for years to earn the trust of my clown friends and I will do my best to depict their clown persona, so that those who have had the pleasure of interacting with that clown in the past can remember and cherish those memories every time they look at one of my prints or paintings.

I am striving to be the best artist who paints clowns, I am following on the heels of Jim Howle (whom I have met and truly love) and Red Skelton (whom I wish I had met) I am not comparing my skill to theirs, but those are who I relate to.  … It is an honor to truly depict the magic of a clown, to catch the sparkle in the eye that has delighted thousands of children. If you’re good to the clown world they will be good to you.  Sincerely Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair.

Watercolor of Clowns Conk & Bluey 

18 X 24 

Featuring Clowns from England

David “Conk” Vaughan and  John “Bluey” Brattle on the right.

Painted with permission from both Conk and Bluey.
Original FOR SALE $350.00

It was fun to create this original painting of Conk & Bluey was from their photo . I hope to get an interview posted soon but for now here is the painting.  So look for the post to get to know more about these amazing clowns!

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

Conk and Bluey















Watercolor of Clowns Conk & Bluey 18 X 24 on Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper Original for Sale $350.00 + shipping. Prints are available.


Proud Owners of a fine Print of this painting!  Conk and Bluey!

Proud Owners of a fine Print of this painting! Conk and Bluey!


Art Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2015 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Prints are available direct from the artist.

For those of you interested in any of the clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) and you can order originals or prints from here. Email me direct at or call me direct at 479-601-5277

2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $65.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

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