My work is based on the study of forms, shapes and lines in a spatial atmosphere that I intuitively express as colorful abstract paintings or prints. The lines allow me to explore spaces as they dance and spin and the colors and textures create depths to examine. My work is lyrical and elusive, inviting the viewer to delve into my inner world.

Painting is a means to create whatever comes to me. It is a creative process that becomes a conversation with myself. The paintings sometimes resolve immediately and other times with a struggle. However the process unfolds, hopefully it will be honest and valid.


Melanie’s environment, the mountains of Colorado and California, the exciting colors and shapes of the southwest, and the beautiful summer music in the mountains and concerts in the Los Angeles area, have a profound influence on her work. She is constantly searching to uncover the layers of color, shapes, and movement within each of her pieces.

Melanie Roschko was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was a student of Fine Arts at UCLA and also studied Landscape Architecture. She worked for landscape architecture firms in Los Angeles and owned a landscape design and construction company in Aspen, Colorado. Melanie is a retired PSIA certified ski pro. Having taught skiing in Aspen for twenty years, she loved stopping with a client to observe “Kodak” moments. These views are an important part of her memories. She now spends her time between Westlake Village, CA and Aspen, CO.