Multidisciplinary artist living in Montreal, Ariane grew up surrounded by paintings, jars of paint and brushes. Her mother, an artist herself, taught her art for over 20 years. Thus, at a very young age, Ariane developed a natural attraction to colors, textures and movements. Travel is central to her artistic process. Her first exhibition, Fire, presented at the Vancouver Francophone Cultural Centre during the 2010 Olympic Games. The exhibition Off the Beaten tracks, at Pahang Art Museum in 2013 and her last exhibition Musashi, Mon Amour, an abstract translation showcased at Museum of Sultan Abu Bakar, in 2015, were inspired by these travels. Blais’ abstractions are boldly expressive, with a rich and tactile surface alive with pigment. Amongst the explosive brushstrokes emerge occasional hint of figures, giving the paintings a sense of memory and narrative.
Ariane is creating custom pieces for each of her clients. When a client commissions a work from Ariane, they receive an artwork constructed around their personality, their own story, to reveal what they really are instead of what they look like. The artist’s process is at once intuitive, spontaneous, and considered, as she draws upon her initial inspirations and carefully reworks each detail to reflect her inner vision. With vibrancy and vitality, Ariane Blais brings viewers on an emotional journey of colors, exploring her experiences of world.