|Occupation||Street Painter & Fine Artist|
|Location||California, United States|
|Introduction||A Graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Melanie Stimmell Van Latum has had quite the career. Though you wouldn’t guess it by viewing her amazing 3D and Renaissance style street paintings, Melanie has the incredible cool factor of spending 8 years working on the iconic series South Park! Starting out as a Lead Technical Director on the feature film, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut’, she then joined the very popular Comedy Central series. Melanie quickly became a leader in the Street Painting world – a ‘maestra madonnara’ (master street painter) – the only woman ever to hold this prestigious title in two countries (Italy and Germany) after going to a festival with colleague Julie Kirk. During her 14 years as a street painter extraordinaire, she has been awarded Gold medals and 1st place awards in Europe’s most prestigious competitions to become one of the worlds most decorated street painters. She has worked with clients in Turkey, Holland, UK, France, Canada, The Dutch Antilles, and throughout the US and has consulted, painted, and held workshops for chalk painting events all over the world.|
|Interests||Painting, Traveling, Murals, Art Museums and Galleries, Animals, Gardening, Movies, Books, Vintage Erotica, Burlesque.|
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