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Melodye Stimpel
Abstract Impressionism





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St. Augustine, FL 32095

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About Melodye: Inspired by the natural world


Melodye Rouisse-Stimpel first started painting while a high school student in central Massachusetts. Her love of color and texture has developed into many styles and themes over the years. In daily life she is a clinical research professional who runs global trails from her St Augustine home office … an office that is also her art studio! What better way to escape the stress of corporate responsibilities than to spin your chair around and unwind with a brush or pallet, or experiment with a new technique recently acquired?  

Melodye is constantly researching new methods to incorporate in her art.  Her focus shifts from time to time, meandering between watercolor, pastels, oils, pallet work and even some pen & ink.  In 2020 most of her work was in acrylics using a pour method, then embellishing with a brush.  She often incorporates elements of the natural world in her art, including leaf prints, sea fans and shells.

Melodye’s husband Thom is from Laguna Beach, California – a small coastal town considered by many to be the art capital of the US.  They lived in nearby San Clemente for many years and enjoyed frequenting the galleries and festivals held in Laguna throughout the year.  Melodye and Thom travel extensively, acquiring fine art at auctions and regional pieces from individual artists they meet in their travels to New England, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Mexico, South America and Europe.  Melodye also takes inspiration from many famous artists they have met during their travels, including Peter Max, Daniel Wall, Chris DeRubeis, Simon Bull, Michael Goddard, Allison Lefcort, and others.

Melodye loves “thrilling her friends” with imaginative works that they requested, often having them lend a hand - or a few colorful fingers - to the creation of their own special art.   

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