Creative Director

Melanie Stimmell

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’, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone then asked her to join the very popular Comedy Central series where she oversaw the transition from infamous paper cutouts to flawless digital animations.

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). 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, Colombia, Israel, The Republic of Georgia, Thailand, China, Saudi Arabia, The Dutch Antilles, and throughout the US and has consulted, painted, and held workshops for chalk painting events all over the world.


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Additional Services

We Talk Chalk offers more services.

Trick Eye Museum

Create an engaging environment with a series of unique 3D experiences in one place.  We’ve created Trick Eye Exhibits in Las Vegas, Colombia, and in Israel. 

Street Painting Academy

Las Vegas Fine Arts After School Program & Summer Camps for children of all ages. Lessons taught by Melanie Stimmell Van Latum

Festival Management

Beyond appearing as cornerstone talent for street painting festivals, we offer extensive event management and artist acquisition.

Montross Mural Studio

Montross Mural Studio creates stunning customized murals and offers classes and retreat-style workshops in the beautiful historic Northern Neck.

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