Peng Wei's painting on a plastic mannequin. [Photo/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
"I think all the sorrows and frustrations come from life itself, say, money, relations with others…yet painting calms me down," painter Peng Wei said.
Peng was at her work studio, a large loft in Beijing's Chaoyang district, on a sunny afternoon.
Wearing light green eye shadow, she wore the same color cardigan, bearing a similar style in her works: a combination of contemporary art and traditional Chinese paintings.
"For me, art is a good friend, a lifetime companion," she smiled.
By Peng Wei, white tough silk shoes with Chinese erotic art. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
On the one hand, she reported on exhibitions and wrote stories about artists as a journalist; on the other hand, she created her own works as an artist.
It was this period that Peng started painting her clothes series and came to a realization bit by bit.
After seven years, she resigned.
"I did not quit my job for painting. In fact, I never thought of being a full-time painter. Painting, to me, is something I do with no special purpose or intention," answered Peng when being asked the reason for resignation.