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Video Featuring 35 Clown Paintings


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I created a video of all of my clowns… so far.

33  paintings — 35 clowns… Check it out

WARNING it is 7 minutes long but you will get to see them all.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Kid Clowns Painting and a good cause to support!


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In 2009 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

Carequinha  & Arrepiado

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint this image and several others I found on his flickr site.    I enjoyed painting the image because of all the fun color involved and the great expressions on their faces

About Kid Clowns from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

Carequinha & Arrepiado

Real-life brothers, Wesley & Tauan, take life with a smile – as their clowning brothers Carequinha & Arrepiado always do…

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organisation to create its Street Migration Prevention Programme to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organisation.

Due to the success of this programme, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organisation to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our programme topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organisation will be reaching out to neighbouring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation programme, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programmes of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programmes carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, team work, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Programme, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognised competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realise that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our programme, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28  Original for sale $800.0 (USA) + Shipping

Here is the painting progression…

Close Up Kid 2  Kid Clowns Painting

Close up

Close Up Kid 1 Kid Clowns Painting

Close up

 

 

Kid Clowns A Sketch  7-29-09

The Sketch

 

Background

Background

Kid Clowns C 8-1-09

Shadows and starting color

Kid Clowns D 8-1-09

Kid Clowns E 8-2-09

Kid Clowns F 8-3-09

Kid Clowns G 8-3-09

Kid Clowns H 8-7-09

Kid Clowns I 8-12-09

Kid Clowns J Finished  8-13-09 (Small)

Kid Clowns Acrylic On Canvas 22 X 28 Original For Sale $800.00

Kid Clowns
Acrylic On Canvas 22 X 28
Original For Sale $800.00

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I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

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Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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Jason the Clown Painting and a good cause to support!


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In 2008 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

To be a clown...

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint the image.    I fell in love with the sweet yet sad look in the young mans eyes.  His name is Jason.

About Jason from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

To be a clown…  …or not to be…………….
 Jason often dreams and plays the clown. Being quite the natural-born circus artist he is, he’s been doing so for quite some time now at Hummingbird. If he makes the effort and takes the right decisions he could have a great future practising the art. After almost three years as my fosterson due to a history on the streets and in juvenile detention centre, he has now moved back home to his mother. I hope for his own sake that he has taken the right decision……………………”

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organisation to create its Street Migration Prevention Programme to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organisation.

Due to the success of this programme, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organisation to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our programme topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organisation will be reaching out to neighbouring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation programme, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programmes of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programmes carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, team work, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Programme, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognised competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realise that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our programme, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 24 X 36  Original for sale $1123.00 (USA) + Shipping

Here is the painting progression…

Jason the Clown 12-27-08 Day 1

Jason the Clown 12-27-08 B Day 1

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Jason the Clown 12-28-08 B Day 2

Jason the Clown 12-29-08 A Day 3

Jason the Clown 12-29-08 B Day 3

Jason the Clown Finished 12-29-08 Day 31

 

I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

However, if this one sells… I will miss it.  This one has a special place in my heart.  I have stared into those eyes to many times….
Photography Prints

Click here for Jason the Clown Gifts…
Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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Eureka Springs Clown


In Eureka Springs Arkansas, whenever they have a parade you’re probably going to see this clown.  I believe her name is Margo Pickle but I am not sure if that is correct.  She changes her look for each parade.  This look was what she choose to wear for a parade for Mardi Gras.

Acrylic on canvas with glitter paint accents 24 X 30X 1.5  Original for sale $936.00 (USA) + Shipping

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Original Photo taken by Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist during Parade.

Eureka Clown A

Eureka Clown B

Eureka Clown C

Eureka Clown D

Eureka Clown E

Eureka Clown F

Eureka Clown G

Eureka Springs Clown  Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 30 Original For Sale  $936.00

Eureka Springs Clown
Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 30 x 1.5
Original For Sale $936.00

Close Up of feathers

Close up of the feathers and braids so you can see some of the glitter highlights.

Art Prints
 

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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Watercolor Clown #16 – Ron Maslanka AKA “Sam the clown”


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Hello 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.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  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.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #16 -

 Ron Maslanka AKA “Sam the clown”

Original Available

Sam the clown has such a sweet expression on his face, which made working on this painting a pleasure.  I hope you enjoy the photo provided below that document the creation of this fun painting.

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.

Original Photo of Sam The Clown

Original Photo of Sam The Clown

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RM6

RM7

RM8

RM9

RM10

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Ron Maslanka AKA Sam the Clown

 

 
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Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Click below for the direct Zazzle link to Ron’s page to buy this painting on various products.

Click here to purchase Ron Maslanka painting on various items….

Prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New 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. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.


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 = $60.00
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 psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

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Introducing Ron Maslanka AKA Sam the clown


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Today we have the pleasure of meeting Clown #16 from my Watercolor Clown Series, Ron Maslanka AKA SAM THE CLOWN.  Ron lives in Howell, New Jersey so if you’re looking for a clown for your events be sure to check him out.

I will have a follow-up post which will  show the creation of his watercolor painting.  Please take the time to check it out.  Prints are available from “me” the artist or from many of the print on demand sites.  Ron also benefits from any sale of one of his prints.

sam the clown copyHow long have you been a clown?

I’ve been a clown since the day I was born…just didn’t realize it till I got a summer job performing at Great Adventure in 1975!

Who inspired you to become a clown?

Steve Gerber’s Man-Thing comic book issues 5 & 6

Who do you give credit to in helping you advance your art in clowning?

So, so many….from the very beginning Karen “Prunes” & David Shore who helped me find my first face and costume, Mike Mochen and Penn Gilette who taught me to juggle and ride unicycle, to all the wonderful teachers at Clown College, including Lou Jacobs and Frost Little and Barry Lubin, and Dean of Clown College Bill Ballentine, and his son Toby, who I clowned with years later, my Ringling Boss Clown, Steve LaPorte and my Producing Clown, the amazing Mark Anthony, to my longtime clown partner Mark “Happy Jack” Clark and, of course my daughter, Little Samy herself, Emily Season, who continues to challenge me..

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 Where did you receive training & where did you get your first big break?

1st break- Great Adventure gig-training began there, then Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey-Circus Clown College, Blue Show, and every days since….

 Are you still Clowning?

Since 1975, Yes!

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Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I’m Ringling Alumni, but no formal associations other than my own production company Aardvark Entertainment and Emily Season’s Dragonfly Productions.

What kind of clown are you?

I’m an auguste.

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Tell us about your particular clown image and how you decided on that look?

Sam is me…

Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones? 

Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus

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What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…

Promotional events mostly, some school shows and corporate and private functions.

Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?

I LOVE the classic clown gags and I perform Dead and Alive and Washer Women and all those whenever I can, but most of my stuff is original.

Do you use props?  If so do you make them yourself?

Yes, props…  mostly made by me.

If you are in a parade  do you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?

I’ve ridden parades on a unicycle and walked parades on stilts.

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Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?

View Video of Sam the Clown on the Dragonfly Productions Web Page

 Sam The Clowns Web page

The Magic Aardvark on Facebook

Dinosauron On Facebook

 Do you have any clown wisdom to pass on to fellow younger clowns who are starting out in the business?

A Clown is a “collector of moments…”

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If you can say one word that summed up all your years of clowning – what would it be?   

…”Shazam”

10516804_10154316983700263_6520794443979204985_n What are you long term goals in clowning?

Long term: keep doing this as long as I still love it…Shorter term: next big project: Dinosaur Circus!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ron Maslanka “SAM the Clown”

PO Box 274

Howell, NJ 07731

(732) 367-7336

Dragonfly Productions

http://www.dragonflyproductions.net

Party and Event Entertainment

Ron Maslanka


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 I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Ron for all his help in creating this blog.  I hope this was an accurate portrayal of this amazing clown.

Patty Sue O’Hair –Vicknair Clown Artist

psovart@gmail.com

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The next post will be the painting progression. Check it out!

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The Many Faces of the Great Bill Gillespie (Repost)


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I am reposting this interview with The Great Bill Gillespie which I posted back in July 2013.  I have since had the pleasure of painting his image as “Be-Real-Son” as Watercolor Clown #15 in my series and will post a follow up post to this blog post with the progression of his painting.

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a great clown from the Jacksonville Florida area.  He has many different faces of which he has provided photos for us to see. So let’s get to know Mr. Bill  Gillespie – A.K.A. “Toe-Knee” the Italian Clown, “Dr. OH-NO”, “The Honorable Be-Real-Son”, “Box Car Billy” and “Flowers” the clown.

Box Car Billy

1. How long have you been a clown?

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Dr. OHNO

I have been a clown since 1991

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I was inspired by a clown by the name of “Rainbow the Clown”.  I was in the navy at the time, Cecil Field Fl., and Rainbow entertained at our Squadron Christmas party.  When I found out how much she was paid … and the rest is history.  Really, I was looking for a vocation because in 1994 I would be retiring from the Navy, and since I could do magic and balloons already and there was a bigger call for clowns than there was for magicians, here I am today!

3. Where did you receive training?

I first received training from books, on how to put makeup on and do balloons, in 1991 I went to Gator Clown School here in Jacksonville, FL.  I also went to Advanced Studies put on by “Buttons” McBride , and Advanced Studies on the Road.  I also attended conventions that taught me a lot and other clown schools.  The main school that launched my money making was “Comedy College” in Norfolk VA – it was more about marketing and it taught me an enormous amount.

4.  What people do you give credit to in helping you advance your art in clowning? 

I was helped by “Bubba” the Clown of Orange Park FL, “Freckles” of Jacksonville, Mr. “G” (Jim Green) of Orange Park, FL, “Mama” clown of Ft. Lauderdale, “Blumbo” of Orlando FL, and “Buttons” as you already mentioned – these were my mentors.  There were many others that helped at the South East Clown Convention also that helped shape my characters, and to anyone I have forgot, forgive me, I Love You and keep on Bumping a Nose!

I owe the most to my wife Cindy, without our spouses we wouldn’t even be able to thrive in our art!  Perhaps not as a Mentor but as my biggest supporter!

5. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I am mainly involved with the Gator Clowns of Jacksonville,(http://gatorclowns.com/) I am the President.

Also, I am involved with Wolfson Childrens hospital, we have a clown group there, I have been going there for 17 years.

I am also a member of World Clown Association(http://worldclown.com/) (https://www.facebook.com/worldclownassociation

Clowns of America International  (http://www.coai.org/) (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clowns-of-America-International/130589102224)

6. How do you feel your clown has evolved over time? How did you settle on the particular style and design of your clown or the personality you try to project as a clown?

I have developed my many characters over time, through a “feeling.”  My birthday party clown “Toe-Knee” was developed as a big 9 year old kid, kid friendly and silly.  My Chinese character “Be-Real-Son” because I have always since a child loved oriental things… the art, the people, the food, everything.  Be-Real-Son being without a doubt the funniest, drove me to continue to develop it to the point of everyone loving the character.  My other characters I have, Dr. Oh-No was developed when I first started with Wolfson Childrens Hospital, as a hospital clown, looking somewhat like a doctor, with a lab coat and “SCRUBS” hair cover.  I settled on Toe-Knee as a birthday party clown because he is definitely loved by the kids, children don’t really think Be-Real-Son is as funny as do adults.  I settled on Be-Real-Son for clown competition and adults because he wins because he is so funny, and unique.   Also, with Be-Real-Son, once I am in face I become a different person, my inner Chinese takes over.

7. I have learned a little more about clowns and I know there are different types of clowns, What kind of clown are you and what do you feel is your clowns most interesting characteristic?

Two Typestoe_knee_itallian_clown

1st – European Auguste – Just a fun loving jolly happy clown “Toe-Knee”

2nd – Character Clown – My Chinese character “Be-Real-Son.”  Most interesting is everything about him, his looks- Funny, his actions – Funny, just a funny funny goofy looking clown.

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8. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones?

Worked in a Circus – NO, worked at a circus Yes.  I was vacationing in Budapest.  They have the largest in door circus in Europe there.  I was with a friend who was also a clown and we got permission to entertain with balloons, (pre-show) .  It was an experience to entertain somewhere where we didn’t speak the language and they didn’t speak ours.  We met the main character of the circus, a clown from Italy who lived there during the season and then went home to Italy in the off season.  It was fun.

9. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…

100_0942Mainly birthday parties for children, that is the bread and butter in my area.  I do also get hired for conventions and other events. The highest paying event was an event I did for CXS railroad.  They wanted 15 clowns to do face painting and balloons.  The event was in Waycross GA, they were christening a new locomotive and there was a Congressman and other dignitaries there.  Alot of people were there.  All 15 clowns were there for 5 hours – they paid 12 thousand dollars for us to be there – a nice pay day!

10. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?  

308518_272880542731087_100000274304348_1078261_1050387961_n[1]My acts with Toe-Knee are a mix of different magic performed in a way that is unique to me.  Now, Be-Real-Son – everything he does is unique because he is unique.  I get ideas when I am in character that I don’t get when I’m not.  It is very weird, I become a complete different person as a Chinese Clown.

11. Do you use props?  Yes

11A. If so did you make them yourself?  

I don’t make them, I may change them to fit my character tho.

12. If you are in a parade do you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?

I ride a bike.  I sent you a photo of me on one of my bikes.  I also bring my daschund dog with me, the people love her.  Once they see my dog, they take photos of her, not me.  Again, Be-Real-Son does parades, everyone loves the silly Chinese Clown.

Riding the bike in the parade

Riding the bike in the parade

13. Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?  yes

Toe Knee the Clown making a reindeer out of balloon

Toe Knee

Mr. Bill  the magician video

Here are Bill Gillespies Web sites

www.birthdaypartiesjacksonvillefl.com

www.clownmagicianjax.com.

If you happen to be in the Jacksonville area and you need a great clown – call Bill Gillespie!

Art Prints

I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.  Please follow his links and read more about him on his web page.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Bill for all his help in creating this blog.

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

psovart@gmail.com

http://portfolio.psovartgallery.com/

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