A pupil of the painter George Pacouil in Paris in 1977-1978 and then a student at the Grande Chaumiere Academy with Professor Yves Brayer in 1978-1979, she studied in 1979-1983 at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1987 she continued her studies at the Watermael-Boitsfort Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels as a pupil of Christos Vougiouklis. In 1993 she was awarded the Superior Diploma and First Prize. She has presented her work in exhibitions in Brussels and Athens.
Her multiform work, always changing and evolving, reveals the intense anxiousness of Bodil Meland-Stavrou. With various experimentations, that are often expressed both in the composition and function of the colour and in the structure of the work, she attempts to externalize her sensitive psychical world. Sometimes she fully exploits the possibility of expression given by intense or low-tone colours, which given in non-figurative compositions make this function a purpose in itself, and sometimes with curious shapes and combinations of chromatic levels, she experiments with equilibrium in the structure of the work. In her recent work she depicts the modern environment, with its continuous reconstruction and industrialization, but creating a space where the lyrical low tones of the colours and the removal of every garrulous element give her painting a poetical-metaphysical character.