Welcome to My Studio

I’M MELANIE STIMMELL VAN LATUM
Artist, Illustrator, and Creative Director

I’ve been a professional, full time artist for over 25 years and love sharing my work with Collectors and Clients all over the world. I create whimsical surrealist paintings and portraits in oils and soft pastel in my cozy Las Vegas Studio.

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Undulating Currents & Flaming Tendrils
Undulating Currents & Flaming Tendrils

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“Melanie has a sharp mind for creativity and business. Clever, thoughtful and kind, she is focused on bringing out the most important aspects of your creative business.”

“Melanie is an amazing creative professional who works well with diverse client groups to produce stellar results. An organized project manager with a strong work ethic, she gives generously of her time and coaching skills to ensure other project members deliver well on their part of the project. She inspires other artists and members of the community with her creativity and incredible talent. It is always a pleasure to work with this impressive artist.”

Kathy McLaughlin

“Melanie is magic. As an established artist and businesswoman, she asks all the right questions to unleash potential and growth for your business.”

“I couldn’t be happier with Melanie Stimmell’s debut,” said Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery. “Our New Year’s auctions are becoming an important launching pad for some of our most successful artists, and I’m pleased that Melanie was able to carry on that tradition.”

Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery

“Melanie has been a successful creative professional for many years, has learned a lot and brings that experience to her classes. She makes good suggestions as to how artists can improve their work and market themselves better. She has done so with me and I’m happy to avail myself of her knowledge. I highly recommend Melanie’s courses.”

“Melanie has been a great source for analyzing and creatively developing brands for emerging and established career artists. Her approach is genuine and can give that extra boost and polish of a professional image.”

“Melanie’s art is a unique whimsical, yet realistic style, that has a depth of story. Besides being a talented artist, she is a patient, detailed teacher, that has helped me tremendously in unfamiliar territories with my art skills, and marketing.”

“I love Melanie’s enthusiasm for art, techniques and business. She naturally encourages people with step-by-step prompts and many resources to enhance their own creativity. I have learned to take my business to the next level by harnessing my class content, mailing lists and personal information, in a fun and interactive way.”

“Melanie’s art is a unique whimsical, yet realistic style, that has a depth of story. Besides being a talented artist, she is a patient, detailed teacher, that has helped me tremendously in unfamiliar territories with my art skills, and marketing.”

“Melanie has been a great source for analyzing and creatively developing brands for emerging and established career artists. Her approach is genuine and can give that extra boost and polish of a professional image.”

“Melanie has been a successful creative professional for many years, has learned a lot and brings that experience to her classes. She makes good suggestions as to how artists can improve their work and market themselves better. She has done so with me and I’m happy to avail myself of her knowledge. I highly recommend Melanie’s courses.”

“Melanie is magic. As an established artist and businesswoman, she asks all the right questions to unleash potential and growth for your business.”

“I couldn’t be happier with Melanie Stimmell’s debut,” said Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery. “Our New Year’s auctions are becoming an important launching pad for some of our most successful artists, and I’m pleased that Melanie was able to carry on that tradition.”

Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery

“Melanie is an amazing creative professional who works well with diverse client groups to produce stellar results. An organized project manager with a strong work ethic, she gives generously of her time and coaching skills to ensure other project members deliver well on their part of the project. She inspires other artists and members of the community with her creativity and incredible talent. It is always a pleasure to work with this impressive artist.”

Kathy McLaughlin

“I love Melanie’s enthusiasm for art, techniques and business. She naturally encourages people with step-by-step prompts and many resources to enhance their own creativity. I have learned to take my business to the next level by harnessing my class content, mailing lists and personal information, in a fun and interactive way.”

“Melanie has a sharp mind for creativity and business. Clever, thoughtful and kind, she is focused on bringing out the most important aspects of your creative business.”