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 – Lovely paintings that showcase women in various roles as mother, maiden, and protector of nature. My work is both realistic and whimsical, capturing the essence of femininity and nature in a unique and captivating way. My paintings are known for their vivid colors, intricate details, and delicate brushstrokes, all of which come together to create beautiful, realistic depictions of women in their natural surroundings. Whether it’s a Goddess with a flock of winged creatures, or a young girl housing woodland creatures in her elaborate hair, my work celebrates the beauty and power of women as they connect with the magical wildlife of our world.