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Shout-Out Sunday: Ping Irvin's art is a welcome disturbance

I saw Austin, TX artist Ping's oil paintings at a local art festival and was instantly drawn to it. There is a certain softness to her paintings that is strangely comforting. That's what gets you. You see her work and think how sweet and cute it is. So you get closer. Only then do you start sensing an underlying sadness or creepiness that can be disturbing...but in a good way. My favorite work is her girls, particularly their faces. I could stare at them forever.

Check out her work at a local show or at or Shoot her a message at to purchase her art.

Q: Who are your favorite artists?

A: Paul Klee, Henri Rouseau

Q: How does art influence your life?

A: Helped me meet my husband, artist Craig Irvin

Q: Describe your art training.

A: Painted since I was a child, graduated from Yunnan Art College.

Q: What makes your art stand out from other artists' work? 

A: My colors and design creativity.

Q: What's your favorite subject to draw or paint?

A: Horses, birds and girls.

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