Accomplished in plein air painting and studio practice, Melanie Kozol works with visual documentation and memory to create interpretive paintings of the environment. She traverses the relationship between tangible physical characteristics and her emotional response to the environment. Kozol focuses on timeless environments: long stretches of land, sky, and water; trees and vegetation; and the sky as seen from her studio. Working from watercolor studies, photographs, and memory, Kozol re-imagines the environment through the painting process. Kozol relies on experience, intuition, and invention to push the landscape into new realms.