A circus painting by a Lunenburg County artist has won rave reviews and has earned a special place in the heart of a performer in the image that inspired her. Linda Clark of Victoria was inspired last year and given permission to paint,

“The Last Show,” after seeing an Instagram post from her friend, Cindi, @themustardseed205. Cindi shared that she and her family had enjoyed the Kelly Miller Circus in the small town of Marble Hill, Missouri. The beautiful red, white, and blue photo she shared caught Linda’s eye, knowing that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus had just recently held its last show in Richmond. The Kelly Miller Circus has been providing entertainment for nearly 80 years.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus provided the “Greatest Show on Earth,” but in 2017 after 146 years, the circus closed its doors. Linda’s desire was to paint a beautiful red, white, and blue painting to honor both circus companies.



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