Xueling Zou

Xueling Zou

Independent Fine Art Professional

Sharing my passion for creativity through a color palette and a paint brush; my travel experiences of culture and nature through a lens; the communication of my imagination and inspiration to my audience...

* WEBSITE: xueling-zou.artistwebsites.com

* LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/xueling-zou/52/b97/810/

* G+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/110144037415304926078/posts

* TWITTER: https://twitter.com/zxling1

* FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/xuelingzou


* BLOG: http://originalartstories.blogspot.com/

A selective slid show movie of my oil paintings at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsfxo-O7cQ

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Xueling Zou has uploaded First Lady

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This original 16"x 20"x 3/4" oil painting on canvas is currently available for purchase at US$375 only.

Xueling Zou is now following Anna Wacker

I am a person of many passions. Photography is one of them. Thank you for taking the time to look at my portfolio.

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Xueling Zou is now following artisanphoto

This site is powered by WISIWIS(C)(R)(TM) technology:
– What I See Is What I Shoot
– What I Shoot Is What I Select
– What I Select Is What I Show

Chapter I: A few words about myself
Well, My name is Alex, I’m in my ages (not so young fellow) and I live in Moscow, Russia. Photography is my hobby, but I think about a small photobusiness.
I try to shoot small stories and I’d like to show you Moscow as I see this City through the lens of my SONY a850 camera. Still I’m in the beginning of my photojourney.
Heart, fun and observance are of my first priority, I hate to be a common photo-session or wedding or portrait photographer, I like the drive and unexpectedness of situation, candid emotions and good-hearted connection with a person I photograph.
I will continue to depict the Life.
I love that very business.

Chapter II: My Gear

Zeiss ZA Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ( Sony SAL-135F18Z)
Zeiss Planar T* 85 mm F/1.4 ZA
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM (Sony SAL-2470Z)
Sony SAL 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Minolta AF 28-135mm F/4-4.5
Minolta AF 200mm f/2.8 Apo G
Teleconverters x1.4 and x2.0

Sony HVL-F58AM Flash
Sony HVL-F43AM Flash


Yes, you are free to buy my photos. :-) Hope you like them or at least some of them.
If you would like to see the photos I cannot sell because they have no model-releases, you can see them here:
And here is my photoblog:

From Russia With Love,

Thank you for viewing my original art. © Xueling Zou -

This original 24"x 36"x 1.5" oil painting on canvas is currently available for purchase at US$899 only.

I was inspired by the Chinese traditional folk art style to create a couple of peacocks with eight peony-flowers oil painting on canvas recently, which I named "Peacocks Flying Southeast (孔雀东南飞)".

"Peacocks Flying Southeast" is well-known to Chinese and is a phenomenal poem in Chinese literary history. It is one of the collections of the Music Academy (YueFu) formed by the Han Dynasty (196—219 AD) courts to gather literary works created largely for the common people.

It was about a tragic love story between a young couple, who promised to love each other forever. Perhaps the morbid mother-in-law could not stand the daughter-in-law coming between her and her son. Eventually she broke up the marriage when her son was working out of the town. The young couple’s dream and promise of living together was shattered. Both their families forced them to marry someone else. So this young couple took their own lives, fulfilling their commitment of love in a different world...

The first time I read this tragic but beautiful love story-poem, I had the passion and wanted to create a painting. Eventually, I have fulfilled my own dream now that I have the life experience after decades.

During the time I created this piece which was a very challenging artwork to me, I have found out how great and creative the Chinese folk artists were. At the same time, I interpreted more auspicious meaning into this piece, and I would love to share it with my viewers.

The symbolic meaning of flowers in Feng Shui is akin to the shared interpretation of flowers across many cultures. They evoke in all human beings a feeling of positive energy, healthy, prosperity, beauty in life.

In addition to the energy of beauty and grace, flowers also bring a flourishing, good luck, numerous blessings, and positive energy to any home. Feng Shui - wise, attention is often paid to colors, numbers, as well as the symbolism of specific types of flowers.

Peony - One of the most sensual flowers has a delicious scent and has long been used in Feng Shui as a cure for love and romance, especially applies to a couple of pink peonies. The symbol of peony is often considered a metaphor for female beauty.

In Feng Shui birds are considered powerful symbols of new opportunity and regarded as lucky signs of good fortune. Birds can also symbolize love and commitment (such as Mandarin Ducks), or abundance and good luck (such as the Peacocks).    Peacock - stunning in its beauty, the Peacock is considered the manifestation of the celestial Phoenix on earth. Its mesmerizing colors and the "thousand eyes" look on its tail is considered to promote fame-luck in Feng Shui, as well as enhance one's protection and awareness. Of course, such a beautiful bird as a peacock will also symbolize beauty and the feelings of love and attraction, thus the image of the peacock or peacock feathers are often recommended in Feng Shui as a love cure for single people to help attract the desired mate.

Xueling Zou is now following Walter E. Beck


Xueling Zou is now following Ruth Palmer

For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated with the smallest details in nature, from taking apart flowers at school to draw each tiny part of them to the discovery of screw on macro filters that attached to my SLR at university. These days I use a proper Leica macro lens but the drive is still the same, to capture the smallest, most beautiful parts of nature and share them with the world. The aim of each piece is to make the viewer slow down to nature's speed for a moment, providing an escape from the fast pace of modern life.

Xueling Zou is now following art64

Independent Professional Artist specializing in abstract art.

Thanks for visiting my art profile. My art is all my original designs created using a variety of media, including digital art. All images are copyright Ann Powell, all rights reserved. They are not to be copied or reproduced without permission of the artist. These images are not part of the public domain, and are subject to all applicable copyright laws

Xueling Zou is now following polymorphia

Bitte beachten Sie auch die Galerie zur Spendenaktion "mondo-cane" !

Ich bin aufgewachsen in einem künstlerischen Umfeld und in der Kunst seit Jahren Autodidaktin. Seit 3 Jahren verstärkt sich die Freude an der Fotografie immer mehr. Ich würde es so ausdrücken, daß ich nun mit der Kamera Bilder male.
Wenn ich mit meiner Kamera losziehe, pflücke ich die Bilder, die überall hängen, sozusagen mit meiner Kamera ab.
Ich versuche die Welt so zu zeigen, wie sie das menschliche Auge normalerweise nicht wahrnimmt.
Ich möchte den Blick auf das alltägliche schärfen und zeigen, dass auch das vermeintlich Hässliche oder Unbedeutende schön sein kann. Es kommt nur auf die Perspektive an. Und wie auch im Leben, kann ein Perspektivwechsel ganz neue Seiten zum Vorschein bringen.
Mich faszinieren Streifen und Spiegelungen sowie Farben, Muster, Formen und Strukturen.
Interessant finde ich auch Detailaufnahmen, die aus dem Zusammenhang gerissen ein neues Bild ergeben können.
Ich genieße beim Fotografieren das Sein im Hier und Jetzt.
Meine Bilder sollen authentische Bilder sein, daher bearbeite ich sie zumeist gar nicht oder optimiere sie nur. Ich füge nichts hinzu und nehme nichts weg. Allerdings merke ich, daß mich die Bildbearbeitung zunehmend reizt. Mal sehen, wo mich mein Weg noch hinführt.....

Xueling Zou is now following Vera Markgraf

Es fasziniert mich durch die Natur zu streifen und den Duft der Landschaft einzuatmen. Ich liebe es mit Farben und Pinsel der faden Leinwand ein
Gesicht zu geben.
Mein großes Vorbild ist der leider verstorbene ‘Bob Ross‘.
Wenn ich Sie mit meinen Werken in eine Fantasywelt versetzen kann,
bin ich glücklich.

Viel Spaß wünscht Ihnen
Vera Markgraf


Xueling Zou is now following chungkong

This is me:
Occupation: Creative Director on an advertising agency.
Education: The Gerrit Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts and Design.
Philosophy: "Everything is a chance".
Thinks: "Reality is chaos".
Naïeve belief: "Everybody is creative".
Motivation: "Let's make better mistakes tomorrow".

Xueling Zou is now following Marcus Klepper

This original 12"x 12"x 0.75" oil painting on canvas is currently available for purchase at US$250 only.

Thank you for viewing my original art. © Xueling Zou -