Jinying was born and grew up in Beijing, China. About 13 years ago, she immigrated to Canada and has been living in the DTES ever since.
Jinying was fascinated with digital painting and taught herself Photoshop and other Adobe programs. Pursuing her interest with nature and other objects, she is currently exploring her illustration style with photographs and Chinese paintings to broaden knowledge and skills for her original digital painting.
With her Small Arts Grant, Jinying looks forward to creating new digital paintings and getting involved in the DTES arts community.