A Girl From a Festival
24 x 20 in.
Oil on linen
Available through the artist

Jing has her ideas, such as mood and emotion, come to her after her research. Since she has traveled to different places in the world, she has thousands of pictures she took during the trips. Based on the ideas, she quickly glanced at all the photos to see which one grabbed her eye immediately. She found a picture she took many years ago and the beauty immediately caught her eye. She decided to use that picture as a reference. Before it comes to the actual painting, she sees a painting in her mind’s eye usually revolving around design, shape, tone, light, color, brush strokes and edges. All these kinds of visual elements and the image lead her thinking and working from day and night and sometimes she couldn’t fall asleep.

A Girl From a Festival won the Best of Show in the American Expressionist Society 20th Annual National Exhibition which was held at the Salmagundi Club New York 2019.

Jing Zhao lives in Frisco, Texas. She learned drawing from a private art teacher from her childhood in China. Even though her career path led her law, she eventually returned to her true love – painting.

Jing Zhao’s works has been juried into many national exhibitions: Oil Painters of American National Exhibition, The American Impressionist Society National Show, The Allied Artists of America National Show and  the Bosque art Classic and also won other Awards such as Boren-Selvidge Award at Bosque Art Classic 34th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Art Muse Contest Emerging artist Winner on May 2019. 1st Place Award in the Texas Members of Portrait Society of America Exhibition 2018.

Jing Zhao has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine. Her works are also in the collections of American art collectors. She was a speaker as American Impressionist Society National Best Show Winners panelist as well as a featured demonstrator at AIS national small works show.

For more of Jing Zhao’s paintings check out her website.
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