Featured Artist Manon Germain

Artist Manon Germain shares an amazing portfolio of hyperrealistic still life oil paintings. See more of her work by visiting her website.


oil painting hyperrealistic wine and grapes

“Grapes and Wine” oil, 24″ x 18″


My art is a means of expression. I want people to find my paintings amusing, to make them hungry, and to remind them of memories—food, candy, snacks, memories. I am self-taught and started painting 14 years ago. When I began, I never thought I would come this far.


hyperrealistic oil painting of jelly beans

“Jelly Beans” oil on panel, 24″ x 18″


In my childhood, my mother painted, and I watched her with admiration. I was eight years old when I tried to paint. For me, it was a disaster, but like any good mother, she thought it was beautiful.


Oil painting hyperrealism of a box of cookies

“May West” oil on canvas, 24″ x 20″


In my adolescence, my parents had a pottery workshop. During weekends and holidays, I worked with them. That’s when I decided to go back to school to get a diploma. After I got my diploma, a recession hit. I had to reinvent myself and work in another field to survive.


hyperrealistic oil painting of a croissant

“Croissant” oil on panel, 10″ x 10″


I retired quite young because my partner was retiring, and we had plans together. That’s when I decided to start painting. I paint hyperrealism; meticulous attention to detail defines me. There is a need for freedom, happiness, and self-expression.


hyperrealistic painting of a bottle of V8 juice

“Mon V8″ oil on canvas, 14″ x 18”


I started painting my V8 for fun, and I realized that I liked it and that it was fun. That’s where it all began. I seek the transparency of glass, the shape of the object. I want to achieve depth.


hyperrealistic painting of a champagne glass

“Coupe de Champagne Avec Bonbons, oil on canvas, 10″ x 20”


My technique is that of the Renaissance—vivid colors. Oil painting gives me the freedom to create greater subtlety in execution. The glaze I use allows me to achieve effects of distance and brilliance.


hyperrealistic still life painting

“Candy in Cups” oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″


I seek realism, and want to see people’s reactions when they look at my paintings and say, “It looks real, but it’s not.” I want to create a visual mystery effect through painting. My goal is not to reproduce the photo but to create an illusion of perspective, of a precise moment that cannot be found in photography.


hyperrealistic oil painting cocktail

“Cherry in Cup” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″


I create my own photographic montages for my paintings, playing with the mirror effect. My colors and the composition are chosen to create an illusion of presence and depth. I want to express my amazement at the chosen subject. Many of my chosen objects have a relationship with light, reflection, and transparency.


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  1. Very well done. I like V-8.

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