Still Lives

My still life paintings capture the beauty and nostalgia of sentimental objects and memories.  It all started with my grandparents’ heirlooms, but I have since expanded my subject matter to include my own personal items, especially items from my garden – a great influence from my maternal grandmother who loved to garden.

With each brushstroke, I hope to evoke feelings of nostalgia and intimacy in my audience. Reminiscent of their own memories and the special objects and places that hold a special place in their hearts. My paintings are characterized by their warm colors, intricate details, and delicate brushwork, all of which come together to create a feeling of home and comfort. Whether it’s an old family heirloom or a simple flower from her garden, my still life paintings invite you to connect with the past and embrace the beauty and intimacy of everyday objects and the feelings of home that they evoke.

An elegant silver vase with ornate handles hosts a whimsical bouquet of pink, red, and deep purple flowers against a muted background.

Bordeaux – SOLD

A whimsical surrealist painting of a vintage silver teapot adorned with a vibrant pink feather boa and a large pink flower. A peculiar, feathered hat rests on the pot's lid.

Moulin Rouge

A whimsical Park West painting depicting a small, cartoonish white hippopotamus with red details sitting next to an ornate, vintage golden clock and a single mushroom on a moody, shadowed

8:21 – Private Collection

A painting of a figurine of an Asian girl wearing a yellow blouse and black pants, holding a circular fan behind her head, beside a large pink flower and a decorative green jar, acquired from Park

China Doll – Private Collection

A vibrant still life painting featuring an assortment of objects including a bouquet of pink flowers, a green ceramic teapot with cups, an ornate mirror, a surreal pink glass bird, and a fluffy yellow

Chronicles of Spring – SOLD

Painting of a whimsical birdbath on a crimson drape with two playful cherubs beside it. The birdbath holds a plant with dangling green vines and two white birds perched on

Kewpie Garden – SOLD

Oil painting of a still life featuring an ornate porcelain sofa figurine, a dark brown bottle with "oil" label, and a whimsical crumpled white cloth, set against a dark backdrop

The Rivalry

A whimsical illustration of a large succulent with a lush arrangement of thick leaves in varying shades of green, red, and purple, presented on a metallic gold plate against a dark background.

The Matriarch – SOLD

A vibrant still life painting featuring a glass cloche with a crucifix and beads, alongside a whimsical ceramic elephant, a spool of thread, and a miniature cow figurine on a patterned

Meeting in the Ladies Room – SOLD

A vibrant painting by Melanie Stimmell depicts a ceramic piggy bank with floral designs next to a small, seated kewpie doll, both placed against an abstract fiery orange and yellow background.

Oops – SOLD

A vibrant painting depicting a whimsical wooden basket filled with colorful books and a glass ball, surrounded by flowering succulents against a dark background.

Open Seas – SOLD

A whimsical, blue, ornately patterned elephant figurine stands atop stacked books titled "Madame de Pompadour" by Susan Griffin, accented with a pink scarf, a pearl necklace

Soiled Doves – SOLD

A still life painting featuring a silver teapot and a group of vibrant orange tulips draped over a dark surface, with a contrasting black background to highlight the subjects, created by Melanie Stimmell and

Thai Tea – SOLD