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Melanie Royals. A self-taught artist and entrepreneur. I didn’t really find my true path until my mid-thirties, and have been happily focused ever since. Some people would call me a workaholic, but how do you define “work” when you are always engaging in activities that feed your own dream?


I have defined myself as a stencil artist for the last 22 years because that has been my primary medium of artistic expression and business focus. I am recently realizing that it is the opportunity to create surface designs with pattern and texture that is truly at the heart of this obsession and feeling a renewed sense of excitement about the possibilities of exploring some new paths.


I plan to post whenever I feel that I have something interesting to share and the time to do it. Hopefully that will be regularly and often!!!


I am fortunate to live and work in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Yes, it’s true-we do have just about the best weather in the world most of the time. Please don’t be gleeful when the fires and mudslides come.


I love to design and create, whether it’s a decorative design, a textural patterned finish for a wall, a wonderful room, words on a page, an educational project, a website, a BLOG or a new product line. The ability and opportunity to fashion new “somethings” from nothing gets me out of bed every morning. That and coffee with hazelnut creamer.

I also love to share and inspire new ideas and directions for others. I have been fortunate already to be able to positively impact others through my business efforts. I see this as a great opportunity for another form of communication and education.

Some Personal Stats

Happily not single with a wonderful man who lifts me up and grounds me.

Hoping that brilliant 22-year old son gets in to the Graduate School of his dreams.

Accompanied on morning walks by my beautiful, brindle greyhound, Jordie.

And Business Stats

Authored of two books, “Trompe L’oeil Murals Using Stencils” and “Painted Illusions”, both published by North Light Books.

Created hundreds of unique wall finishes/treatments that are utilized and interpreted by thousands of professional decorative painters worldwide.

Educate through hands-on workshops and 11 instructional videos.

President/Creative Director of Royal Design Studio and Modello Designs.

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