I am inspired by exciting music and
beautiful landscapes that I intuitively express as bold black
and white or 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.
Melanies 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.