Blaise Simonelli is an abstract expressionist painter, utilizing acrylics and a variety of mark making tools. Her work portrays subtle movement with an emphasis on space, creating an ethereal feel. The paintings generate a soft yet provocative mood, through color and texture. Inspired by beauty and the mystery of life itself, she pursues tones and energy in the paintings, in attempts to depict the vastness of the human experience, both the seen and the unseen. She strives to harmonize quiet and bold space in her work, as it is a meaningful reflection on life.
Born in southwest Florida, Blaise moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2011, where she still lives, with her husband and four pet pigs. In 2018, she toured her first Open Studios, exploring artists in the community, out of appreciation for art and the idea of supporting locals. She felt that the palettes and easels of her local painters were nothing short of romantic, and longed for the experience herself. After much fascination and reflection, she decided to buy an easel, and began painting on her own for the first time. 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 act and experience. She believes that painting is both humiliating and liberating.