Hello Fellow Clown Enthusiast,
I have just this last week completed a portrait of Sean Carlock, so I am posting this blog post followed by another blog post showing the creation of his watercolor painting (from the photo above). Sean Carlock gave me the honor of painting his image as part of my new watercolor clown series. His painting is number #5 if you’re following along. Original has sold, but prints will be available soon.
Today we have the honor of meeting and getting to know Sean Carlock, I first met I first met Sean, on Facebook, through another clown “Toto” Johnson, when I was looking for great clown photos.
I asked him a few questions and I think you will enjoy his answers.
1. How long have you been a clown?
I started clowning in February of 2000
2. Who inspired you to become a clown?
I never wanted to be a clown, it wasn’t something that I chose to do. I guess you could say that it chose me.
3.Where did you receive training?
I attended Clown Camp in Lacross Wisconsin, and learned mostly from doing.
4. . Are you involved with any clown organizations?
I am a member of COAI, the USA based “Clowns of America International”
5. 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 am a firm believer that your clown is you. Certainly my makeup and my skill sets have changed and evolved but I am still the same clown I have always been.
6. 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?
I would be considered an Auguste clown though I don’t really adhere to many of the make-up “rules” or standards.
7. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones?
I worked for Ringling Bros. 133rd edition Red show in ’03 called Bailey’s Comet.
8. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…
I do fairs and festivals, company parties and picnics, the occasional birthday party but the majority of my work is for corporations.
9. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?
I try to come up with my own ideas for new routines or maybe just a fresh spin on something old.
10. Do you use props?
I love props!
10A. If so did you make them yourself?
I make some of the things that I use and have recently gotten back into carving foam props.
11. If you are in a parade do you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?
I prefer to walk so I can get up close and personal with the crowds. It can ba a challenge to give high fives from a moving vehicle.
12. Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?
13. What kind of presence do you have on the web, FB, web page, blog…
Click here to be taken to his website. http://www.carlockent.com/
Until next time. Happy Clowning!
Thanks to Sean for all his help in creating this blog.
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