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Fun Clown Images Memes To Share!!!!

updated 11-11-16

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

Hello Meme

All the world loves a clown

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Hobo meme 2106

Meme #19

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 the world loves a clown, or at least they should!

Dear Friends,

I have a clown friend on Facebook who posted this amazing video.  So much was said without saying anything….

Reposted from Magic Nurse Rob,

In honor of World Smile Day, October 7, 2016 It was fitting to stand up for Clowns. Thank you Jeff and Christopher for helping Tater get his message out. I am blessed to have so many talented friends both in and out of the clown community. Please support and show your love to all the wonderful people who wear the red nose to help others. Please share the love with everyone you know. Especially the Clowns ❤

A quote from Victor Ruiz (who is #26 in my clown series) about this video, “this not only made me smile but I also cried imagine no words and it speaks volumes”

Please support your local clown and show them love and appreciation.  This hype that the media has prolonged about the “scary killer clowns” has gone on to long and real clowns are lossing business and are at risk of injury.  Please stop the clown insults and threats.

#clown #clownartmatters #clowns #clown #realclown #happyclown #family #fun #childfreindly


Feel free to use any of these mimes to help spread happy good clown images to fight the bad scary clown ones.  Be sure to use the hashtags so when others search they will find good images.

If any of you have images you would like me to share here, please post them here or send to me and I will get them on this blog.

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Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

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How to order prints or originals …

I created this video to help others understand the difference between a print and original and to show what the prints look like and what you will receive when ordering direct from me.  I also discuss the various options available for payment.  So watch and check it out.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way.

Patty Sue O’Hair -Vicknair

Clown artist to the world.


This is the original text with the original post on Facebook.

How to buy prints or originals from me,the artist.

Today I want to share with you how to order either original art or Giclee prints directly from me or the other options that I have made available.

I will cover various payment options I accept.
Also I will be showing the difference between originals and the different print methods for surfaces that Giclee prints can be printed on.
Also I will be introducing myself and letting you know what my art is about. Please join me.

Hang in there I realize it is sideways and fix it.

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Thank you

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

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Purchasing Prints of Pat Cashin Painting

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I am so honored to be allowed to paint Pat Cashin.  You can tell by the many posts on Facebook he was beloved in the clown world.  Friends and family have lost a truly wonderful person who really loved to make people laugh.  His big boisterous laugh that made you laugh till your sides hurt will be missed. 

When I initially contacted Pat about painting his portrait as part of my series he graciously consented.  I asked him at the World Wide Circus Summit in July of 2015. Then over the last year I asked him again because I had a bad bike wreck and my memory was/is a little off and he reminded me that he had given consent. 

The image I was mostly interested in was the one you see on Facebook a lot with the bright colors which is the same clown but a different pose as the center one in my painting.   I thought it would make a great painting for my series.  I still may paint it if Terry will let me as part of the series.  He was supposed to be #34 in my series… I am only on #27 and #28 will be started as soon as I finish the art studio revamp murals… In the meantime I felt the overwhelming urge that  I just had to paint him NOW…. so I asked and Terry said I could. 

I was just going to paint the one image I had in mind…. however the painting took on a life of its own.  I don’t know if any of you have ever painted in watercolor but usually watercolors are not this vibrant or as detailed…. (Which is kind of what I am know for, locally.) 

To paint 5 images of the same person in different makeup and hair and outfits and have them all turn out looking like my conception that I printed and how I envisioned it in my head is well CRAZY DIFFICULT… and to do it in unforgiving watercolor…. on my. 

So I spent 65.5 + hours which if I were sell it in a gallery I would ask $2500. for my take home pay which only comes out at 38 dollars an hour…. But I have a heart for clowns and tend to offer cheaper to them because I know that usually they are not rolling in dough unless the gag requires it… so I probably will sell it for $600.  Which doesn’t come out to very much per hour.  So as you can see I don’t do it for the $$$ but because I love it..   I do not have the time to deal with galleries, so if you’re interested you will have to contact me for prints or the original.

I pay to each of my clowns 25% above my cost.  So understand they get a piece of the pie so they are happy when we have a sale.

For right now the only way to get a print is to order direct from me.  Each print comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity and is signed by me.  Then they are shipped to you in the least expensive way I can and still protect the print and get it to you fast.

Giclee Fine Art Paper Prints:

9 X 12  $45. + shipping to you (easiest to ship in Photo mailer $6.00)

11 X 14 $65. + shipping to you

16 X 20 $116. + shipping to you

18 X 24 $135. + shipping to you

Giclee Prints on Canvas: 1 inch thick black sides with wire ready to hang.

9 X 12 – $100               11 X 14 – $125

16 X 20 – $200            18 x 24 – $250

+ Shipping to you

Anything larger then that is possible but I would have to check with my printer.

So if interested  contact me through this blog, or Message me on my Facebook Fan Page PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist or my personal page Patty Vicknair or email me at and we will start the process of getting your print ordered.

Click here to order Canvas Print

Click here to order Fine Art Paper Print

The photos I have in this post are – The painting “The Many Faces Of Pat Cashin”  -the constructed photo I used to paint the painting.  – Examples of Clown Giclee prints of my work on Fine Art Paper and An original painting with 2 Giclee Prints On Canvas so you can see the quality of the prints.  They really are just as vibrant.

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This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

Example of 2 Canvas Giclee prints on either side of the original painting.

Example of 2 Canvas Giclee prints on either side of the original painting.

Example of some of my Clown Paintings as Giclee Prints on Fine Art Paper

Example of some of my Clown Paintings as Giclee Prints on Fine Art Paper

2016-08-14 17.14.26Example of what it would possible look like framed on your wall.  Does not include Frame

The Many Faces Of Pat Cashin Painting

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Title “The Many Faces Of Pat Cashin”

The many faces of Pat Cashin” – I figure I  have 65.5 hours into the creation of this painting. Thanks to everyone who joined me for the facebook live sessions while I was painting it.
The original is going to his wife- Terry, but prints will available soon stay posted and I will let you know the details…
Original Watercolor 24 X 18 on Arches Cold pressed paper.
Painted with permission of Pat Cashin Family
As you all know we lost Pat recently. I had him on my list to paint but I was to late to get it to him so he could enjoy it. His family has asked for the original and prints for the boys, so I am trying to do the best that I can.

This painting is an original work of Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair and, as such, is protected by US & International Copyright laws. All rights reserved. ©2016 Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair PSOVART
Not for Commercial Use

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.

This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

The basic sketch

The basic sketch

The first Pat Cashin Clown photo from his wedding..

This clown was his white face clown. This is how he dressed when I met him at the World Wide Circus Summit in 2015

This clown was his white face clown. This is how he dressed when I met him at the World Wide Circus Summit in 2015

This is his fun Clown Look. Most colorful of the bunch.

This is his fun Clown Look. Most colorful of the bunch.

He was also Captain Kangaroo

This is his crazy or nutty Professor look.

This is his crazy or nutty Professor look.

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I will post one more post on this painting which will have links to all the videos of me painting it…

Patrick Cashin was a great man and a great clown for those of you who knew him I am sure he is being missed.  For those of you who did not know him below you will find his obituary.  I understand from those who know him well, that he was always loud and fun to be around and kept you in stitches laughing so hard when around him.  He will be missed.


Patrick Cashin Obituary

Patrick Cashin

AGE: 48 • Tinton Falls

Patrick Cashin, 48, of Tinton Falls, NJ – husband, father, Clown, Santa, Captain Kangaroo, and all-around comedian and entertainer, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was married to Terry Cashin in full clown makeup and attire in Madison Square Garden before performing at the Ringling Brothers Circus, but his greatest source of accomplishment was being a terrific father to his two young sons, Shane and James.

In 2011, the Alumni Path Foundation recognized him, Cedar Ridge Class of 1985, for his legacy and recognition in Arts and Entertainment. He also graduated Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, and Ringling Brothers Clown College, Sarasota, FL. He was a stand-up comedian for several years at Rascals Comedy Club and many other events and locations, but longed to be a circus clown since he was a very young boy. He fulfilled his dream by working for Ringling Brothers as a Circus Clown, various shrine circuses, and many others – most recently as the Salaam Shriner’s Circus as the Director of Clowning.

He enjoyed playing the father in a well-respected Super Bowl Visa commercial in 2001 (the one with the multiplying bunny rabbits). He gave generously of his time to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Pediatrics Department as a clown, as a Santa, with special needs children, and many other characters. He worked tirelessly toward improving the awareness of clown history and served as a board member and as the President of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, WI.

The highlight of each year was being Santa at the Galleria (with his puppy Knucklehead), Red Bank, NJ. He was also an award-winning Santa in 2015 at Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ. Pat’s adventures in clowning took him to China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Spain. He also walked in many parades with his varied clown faces / costumes, and as his beloved Captain Kangaroo, many with his prized clown car, and he inspired his children to join him for many of these events. Pat also had the distinct honor of performing for the First Family at the annual White House Halloween Party.

Pat is survived by his wife, Terry, two sons, Shane and James, and his puppy, Honey Bear, Tinton Falls, NJ, his mother, Marilyn Flynn, Edison, NJ, his brother, Dennis, Edison, NJ, and two brothers and their wives, Joseph and Denise, Washington, NJ and Sean and Stacey, Edison, NJ. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Cashin. He is also survived by his in-laws, Holly and Ron Williams, Brick, NJ, and two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Debi and Dave Glenn, and Patti and Manny Bosques, all in Wilmington, NC.

Pat was in his element entertaining his five nieces and seven nephews and many other family members, including aunts, uncles and cousins, close friends, as well as friends around the world.

Pat’s contribution to the entertainment world stretched the globe, honing his natural talent and showmanship from his hometown to bringing laughter and applause worldwide.

Relatives and friends of Pat are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at Johnson McGinley Funeral Home, 2652 Highway 138, Wall, NJ on Monday August 15, 2016 between 3:00 – 6:00 PM. A service will start at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to for his children’s education. Additionally, a contribution to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, or the International Clown Hall of Fame, Baraboo, WI, would be greatly appreciated.

Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on Aug. 7, 2016

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About The Artist:

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.

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2016 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.
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.
Not sure of the sizes or prices yet but will know by the end of this week and will update post
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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Focus of this Blog…it is changing…

Hello All, I originally wanted to make this blog about the clowns that I paint, the paintings themselves and then I was hoping to find other artist who also like to paint clowns and feature them… well, there really are not that many out there and the ones that I have found who are active currently are very busy and do not have time to be interviewed.

So I am changing this blog to be about my art.  I will most definitely post a progression on each painting.. (clown or other images) and if I can secure an interview with the Clown featured in the artwork I will post that to or at least links you can follow to learn more about them.  I think it is wonderful to learn about the clowns and the clown industry from those who have lived the life.

I have found a wonderful Facebook page I encourage all of you to check out that features not only clown art but circus art to.  I encourage all of you to check it out.

Also if you want to follow along in real-time to my art as I am creating each painting.  Please follow my Facebook Fan Page where I will be posting live video of me painting, videos as I complete the work for the evening and progress images of my current works.

At the current time of this post I am embarking on a major revamp of my art studio complete with a wall to wall custom mural of the inside of a red and white striped circus tent, lots of clowns, a monkey, hot air balloon and maybe an elephant or two.  I will be posting using “Facebook live” video of the painting process once I get to the stage of applying paint.   I will also be posting progress on this blog…

I am excited to create my own custom art space with images of my Facebook clown friends to keep me company… It will be a big job but lots of fun to create.

Love ya all

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Clown artist to the world!!!!

All the world loves a clown

Share your clowning experience with this blog. 

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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

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