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Tribute to Whitney Houston

February 25th, 2013

Watching "The Bodyguard" in the movie theater, my English was still very limited to understand every piece of the story back then. But I was so moved by Whitney Houston's beauty, talent and emotion expression, especially the song "I Always Love You"!... 

Today is Chinese Moon Festival! Please visit my original work with my original story at:  

This painting was inspired by "The Red Shoes", which was first introduced to me by my mother. To me The Red Shoes has become a symbol of a career woman who has devoted her life to her job, or made some sacrifice in life. I painted this piece with my ... 

Duplicated images problem

April 20th, 2012

Sorry that I lost some of your nice feedback/comments on "Mexican Door 51" which I loaded here yesterday. I have noticed that there are doubled images each work I posted in this gallery. So, I sent a request to the technical support (usually th... 

Struggling through the whole weekend, finally I finished Petko's portrait based on the only one picture I have ever seen of his - his FAA avatar. I hope it could express my thanks to Petko who had made an eight minutes and fifteen seconds long animat... 

I believe that we all should be aware of the online scammers from all kinds of perspectives. I hope this site has the best the security, because our personal information is stored there, especially because FAA has to keep our credit card information... 

I am pretty sure that I am not the only one Chinese female visual artist interested in studying on black people's face structure, skin tones and the expressions. Since my portrait paintings were uploaded onto the Fine Art America, I have got mostly ... 

Old Man and His Bicycle

February 7th, 2012

This is one of my first paintings from when I started almost 10 years ago. I aimed to capture the old Beijing culture with an old man and his bicycle. Typically the retired people enjoy hobbies like carrying pet birds in cages to nearby parks fo... 

A White Peacock

February 6th, 2012

This was one of my early oil paintings 9 years ago, based on my childhood memory. I would never have found a better way to express my feelings! That is why I haven't painted it over. I remember that my father took me to the Beijing Zoo when I was... 

Chinese Lantern Festival

February 3rd, 2012

Febrarury 6, 2012 is the Chinese Lantern Festival ( 元宵节, Yuanxiao Jie), which is a traditional Chinese festival since the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 221 AD). It marks the 15th - the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration. Yu... 

Colorful La Boca grew to become an Italian (mostly from Genoa) district of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a very short time in mid-19th-century. It used to be the area where Italian immigrants arrived, and settled in the poorest of conditions. Their hous... 

Dreaming Girls

February 1st, 2012

"Dreaming Girls" is a very special painting to us. I created it in 2007 from one of the 10 photos my husband took during his business trip in Brasil. Also, I was called a "Dreamer" by my girl friends since I was very young. I did enjoy dreaming a... 

A Dog and his Fate

February 1st, 2012

In May 2009, after travelling to the beautiful old city Salta in northern Argentina, we drove to Tilcara, a small pueblo introduced to us in a tour book for its unique architecture! What amazed me was to see so many beautiful homeless dogs there.... 

2012 - the Year of the Dragon

January 30th, 2012

2012 Chinese Lunar Year is going to be the Year of the Dragon.It begins on January 23 this year and ends on February 9, 2013 (if your new baby were born during this Lunar year, we call him/her a dragon baby). The Dragon is the fifth sign, which consi... 

What a great inspiration! Unknown in advance, I had seen the Pacific Voyagers and seven boats at Monterey Bay, California! August 13, 2011, late afternoon sun shone on the weekend Monterey beach. I saw some unusual boats, actually ancient looking ... 


January 25th, 2012

Please view a better image at: This is the story of how I was inspired to paint "Confess..." When visiting the extraordinary ruins at Qoricancha (Golden Temple) in Cusco Peru, I follo... 

Welcome to join me

January 18th, 2012

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I have found Brooks Atkinson's quote to be quite inspiring and want to share it, view or read more at:, or at: Thank you! 

Art Can Help To Heal

December 28th, 2011

Dear friends, if you would like to know more, please check at: Have a Healthy, Happy and Creative New Year!! 

Hello everyone, I have sent a Holiday Greeting to my mail list, including a 25% discount code if you want to purchase any print from my art work at And I have sent as many Holiday Greetings as I can! If ... 

About FAA Search Engine???

December 21st, 2011

Now, I have some doubt about FAA's search engine. It makes me wonder if our hard efforts sometimes don't get seen. A patron just purchased one of my works "Untitled 1" tonight, I am happy about it! And I was just curious why this piece of my wor... 

Share My Art Experience

December 20th, 2011

I would love to share my art experience with you at, thank you all for being very supportive viewers, love your encouraging feedback always! Happy Holidays!! Sincerely, Xueling Zou 

Wall Street Drama

November 8th, 2011

It is the reflection from my perspective as a visual artist, please check it out, and leave your comment or view other's comment at: Thank you! Best, Xueling Zou 

Lucky Being Born in Autumn

October 21st, 2011

... Autumn is it what I can't forget, because I was born in the season. I look forward and see myself looking back... Today is my birthday, and I have never felt that I am so thankful and my life is so beautiful. I know that my mother was travel... 

4-Year-Old Talented Drummer

October 19th, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011, I went to Los Altos farmers market. A beautiful blues voice and music attracted my attention. I walked close by and saw a young girl playing saxophone, and an older guy singing... I heard the drummer playing amazingly too, but ... 

Guatemala Impression II

October 19th, 2011

Guatemalan usually dress up traditionally for an event. Lot's of families could have more than 10 children. Some villagers still believe that taking their photos are bad luck and can steal their soul. Of course for me taking pictures of people is the... 

What kind of the camera, lens, equipment or environment can help an artist make a perfect copy of an original painting to improve sales, if one does not have a professional studio??? I have taken photos of my paintings for years, but never can fin... 

I am not I.

October 7th, 2011

My painting was inspired by the poem of Juan Ramon Jimenez "I Am Not I", translated by Robert Bly. Welcome to join my new blog at: Or please view a better image at 

Oriental Plum Blossom

October 4th, 2011

This piece was created on a recycled cardboard with natural organic materiel. It was a good experience, working with limited colors and not familiar materiel. Just want to share this idea with others:-), thank you!! Welcome to join my new blog a... 

The title of this photo came from one of Jimi Hendrix's songs - "And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually...". I took a photo of this little sand castle built by some kids left behind on the beach at Monterey, CA. It wasn't becaus... 

Mayan Ruins

September 30th, 2011

Tikal in its heyday ca 700 AD, was the capital of a vast Mayan empire. The Tikal National Park, in the Peten region in Northern Guatemala, comprises and area of 222 square miles or 576 square km. The park contains some of the most fascinating archaeo... 

Before the East Coast Earthquake

September 30th, 2011

I just want to send my concern to the people who live nearby where the earthquake just happened at 1:51pm ET on August 23 on the East Coast. Of course, as people who live in California, we have experienced the earthquakes often, it is not something t... 

Venice Floating Farmers Market

September 30th, 2011

This painting was created based on a photo I took by using my very first Kodak digital camera 12 years ago in Venice, Italy before I started painting. I finished this work faster compared to how long I had been thinking about it... I can never fo... 

What a great inspiration! Unknown in advance, I had seen the Pacific Voyagers and seven boats at Monterey Bay, California! August 13, 2011, late afternoon sun shone on the weekend Monterey beach. I saw some unusual boats, actually ancient looking ... 

Raining Autumn Leaves

September 30th, 2011

I've found Aileen Fisher's Rain of Leaves perfectly fits into my capture, simple and delightful. Welcome to join my new blog at: Rain of Leaves It's raining big, It's raining small, It's raining autu... 

Chinese Moon Festival

September 30th, 2011

The Chinese Moon Festival (also called the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn festival) is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, fell on September 12, 2011. When the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese c...