Marinel Kristine Balde is a self taught artist that started her art business, “The Blue Surrealist” last June 2019. She has sold artworks and had exhibited with Art Show Philippines. She has a collaboration with Brewer than Brew and is currently working with Pahiyas Art Gallery. She has been a finalist in the One Reference Still Life Challenge by The Arts Uplifters. She believes that art is a way to change people’s lives through surrealism and abstractivism. She is being mentored by Mark Shellshear, Roy Abihay and Ariel Buenviaje.