Piece description from the artist
This was a commissioned portrait of the famous circus clown Emmett Kelly. As a hobo clown instead of the typical circus variety, Emmett revolutionized clowning in the 1930s and 40s.
Patrick Kelly lives and works in Apollo, Pennsylvania. He studied at Oakbridge Academy of Art, but he did not use his visual arts degree to make a living initially. The year 2011 brought a resurgence into painting, as Patrick devoted time and energy to produce work alongside his wife, "Aleesha":https://www.facebook.com/extramilephoto, who is a photographer.
Patrick's work is characterized by a playful, action-oriented scene of characters living out wild narratives.