Commissioned Showgirl Art


The mix media illustration by the artist Mistinguett, presented to Tara Palsha on the night of her last night in "Vegas! The Show" at Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops on Friday, July 25, 2014


Delivered, July 25, 2014

24” x 36” art paper

Featured in the Las Vegas Sun, in “THE KATS REPORT”

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Monday, July 28, 2014 | 5:09 p.m.






Delivered, May 25, 2014

Commissioned by retired dancer from Bally’s “Jubilee”, Holly Dexter.

Holly wanted a drawing of her favorite costume from a number in the show where she decended each night from the ceiling on an exquisite chandelier.

This piece is a mixed media printed on canvas, with acrylic, markers, ink and several different sized Swarovski crystals.

18” x 24” canvas





Delivered, March 31, 2014

Commissioned by a private client of a piece originally commissioned by a retired dancer from Bally’s “Jubilee”, Miranda Knepp.

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Dancer Miranda Knepp posing with her favorite costume from the long running Las Vegas show, “Jubilee”.  These were the photos of Miranda from which the original piece was inspired. 

Delivered November 15, 2011

24” x 36” 

The show goes on in former dancer’s mixed-media art


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Mistinguett has been a dancer, a costume designer and a producer, and in the last five years, she has added artist to the mix.

All of her avocations revolve around one thing: showgirls.

“I started out as a dancer, and then I began doing choreography,” Mistinguett said. “I worked with producer Greg Thompson for 25 years, and when he shut down production (of two shows in Las Vegas), I started my own production company. I do shows mostly in the Sun City properties in town (Summerlin and Anthem.) They’ve got great stages.”

The mixed-media art she has been producing for the last five years sprang from her show design work.

“I had to make drawings for costume designs to help sell the show and produce the costumes,” she said. “I had a lot of drawings, and they had never really been seen beyond the people working on the production.”

She soon discovered that one of the best places for her to display and sell her work was hair salons, which is where northwest valley resident Shirley Brownstone saw the work.

“It was just a chance that I was even at that salon,” Brownstone said. “My aunt’s son usually takes her there, but he couldn’t a couple of times, and while I was waiting, I saw these beautiful paintings.”

Most of Mistinguett’s work begins as marker drawings on 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch paper. She scans the work in and has it printed at a larger size, sometimes as big as 4 feet, and adds media to the print.

“I think it’s the Swarovski crystals that really bring them over the top and catch the eye,” Mistinguett said.

Brownstone noticed Mistinguett’s artist’s card and arranged to meet her in her home studio. She bought a piece and has become a fan and advocate for the work.

“People rave about it when they see it,” Brownstone said.

“Some of the work is from shows I produced, and some of it is from shows I worked on that I never got a chance to produce,” Mistinguett said. “I also do work to order for people who are looking for a specific kind of look in a size that fits the space they want to display it in.”

The drawings of showgirls in elaborate costumes feature loose, flowing lines mixed with various details.

“When I draw a showgirl, I’m not just drawing a picture of a woman,” Mistinguett said, “I’m drawing on my experience as a dancer, and I know things like how the foot works and how the costume has to fit to allow the movement of a dancer.”

Although she thinks of herself as an illustrator as opposed to a fine artist, there are many who would disagree with that assessment. She said her work usually hangs in businesses instead of galleries, not because it isn’t good enough to be shown in an art-only venue but because she has found that her work sells best in businesses, which have a steady stream of people passing through.

“My work is scattered all over town,” Mistinguett said. “I’ve had a lot of luck in hair salons.”

A recent incident may change that. A salon closed unexpectedly while she was out of town and her artwork was confiscated. She’s trying to recover it. She had success at a show at


To see more of the artist Mistinguett’s work, click on this links below.








“DEJAH” Showgirl

Commissioned by Dancer and now choreographer, Dejah Padon. 

After the piece is printed, all the detail work on the piece begins.  Mix media applications include markers, ink, acrylics, and Swarovski crystals of several sizes. 

Delivered July 2014, Las Vegas


Mixed Media, “11 x 17”

“Skintight Zebra”



Commissioned by a dancer’s husband for a dancer that use to work for me. This was her favorite costume. She is now still living in the Biloxi area and has retired from her dance career and working in the private business.

After the piece is printed, all the detail work on the piece begins.  Mix media applications include markers, ink, acrylics, and Swarovski crystals of several sizes. 

December 13th, Biloxi, MS.




The “A Star Is Born” spotlight fell on 27-year-old dancer Brooke Brown, a former Iowa farm girl whose dream of showbiz success blossomed Saturday night in her new role as Catherine Jubilee. Her first appearance at the top of the show tells you Jubilee is now an acrobatic, athletic animal with a knockout punch. She explodes onstage to “Take Back the Night,” sliding down a 45-foot-tall showgirl pole — “It’s not a stripper pole,” she laughingly told me later.

Brooke has an uncanny resemblance to a young Audrey Hepburn from “Breakfast at Tiffany. “It’s my favorite movie, and everybody tells me I look like her,” she said. She’s been with the show since 2007 and worked her way up to become a principal dancer for five years and then the face of “Jubilee!” on billboards.

This piece was commissioned by her husband and former dancer performer at Jubilee.  One of my favorite pieces.

September, 2014, Las Vegas

This piece finally found a home in this gorgeous bath room in a penthouse suite in Manhattan, New York City.  (Notice how the floor in the print matches the tile in the room).

Assorted Gallery of Recent Mistinguett Showgirl Art