Blaise Simonelli is an abstract expressionist painter, who works with acrylics and a variety of mark making tools. Her work portrays subtle movement with an emphasis on space, oftentimes creating an ethereal feel. The paintings generate a soft yet provocative mood, through color and texture. Inspired by intuition and the unknown, Blaise pursues tones and placement in her paintings, in attempt to depict the vastness of life, both the seen and unseen. She strives to harmonize quiet and bold space in her work, as representations of dichotomies and balance.
Born in southwest Florida, Blaise moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2011. In 2018, she toured her first Open Studios exploring different artists and art forms in the community. She immediately found the palettes and easels of local painters nothing short of romantic, and longed for the experience of creating art herself. In 2019 she began painting at home. Since her onset, she has cultivated her own sense of preference and style of painting, but continues to experiment and learn each time she shows up to the canvas. For Blaise, painting abstract is an enchanting and profound experience, that she finds both humiliating and liberating.