Ming You Xu Fine Art

Professional Artist for 40+ years


Ming You Xu (Edward) is a professional artist with over 40 years of experience. He specializes in many mediums (such as pastel, acrylic, watercolor, engraving), especially oil painting. He's main skill lies in doing portraits from real-life or photo. He has also done murals. His paintings are currently being sold at the Westmount Gallery in Toronto. 

Xu is currently working on his "Mongolian" series which he hopes to expand with even more original paintings that captures the exotic traditional culture of Mongolia; free from the modern culture influence. His has begun to include not only oil paintings, but pastels into this series as well. Regardless of medium, Xu continues to amaze with his strokes of pure talent as he captures the hardworking life, essence and soul of the Mongolian people.

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Follow Xu on Instagram: @mingyou_xu

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Hi Instagram users,

Good news! You can now follow Ming on Instagram @mingyou_xu and get daily updates on his paintings, behind the scenes, WIPS (Work in progress), upcoming exhibitions and other artsy stuff!

Meanwhile, aside from Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt and Instagram, you can also support Ming on Patreon.
Here is the list of Social Media Platforms you can follow him on:

Facebook Page: @artist.mingyouxu
Twitter: @MingArtStudtio
Instagram: @mingyou_xu
DeviantArt: @MingYou-Xu

Thank you for all your support!

Art Exhibition at Le Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (2)

As summer continues with a cool gentle breeze, Fall is right around the corner and soon local landscapes will be filled with colors of red, orange, yellows and greens. Yet, Fall is exactly what brings excitment and anticipation as Xu will be having an art exhibition from September the 3rd to October the 4th at Le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec. 

The Grande Opening which will be held on September the 3rd at 6pm will be free for attendees that night as the artists themselves will be present to give their speech and refreshments served. Feel free to come support Xu and invite your friends, family and collegues; come see some new and exciting additions of oil paintings from Xu's Mongolian Series.

Currated by the museum, there will be exhibitions from other masters and artists of various crafts to enjoy. With over a decade of exhibitions hosted by le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec (Museum of Masters and Artists of Quebec), you can visit their Website or Facebook Page for more info.

"Young Girl Sewing", Arabella Front Cover Feature

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

December 2014:


Xu's painting, "Young GIrl Sewing" was featured in the prestigious ARABELLA magazine along with additional paintings and article over a ten page spread inside. Below is the Autumn Harvest 2014 Issue:

Titled "Capturing the Essence of Cutural Simplicity", the article written by Debra Usher features 16 of Xu's amazing collection of paintings from his Mongolian Series (starting on page 104). Starting with the painting above, the other paintings published include:

Mongolian Cowboys, oil on canvas, 36" x 22"

Preparing Spools, oil on canvas, 26" x 36"

Child Shepherd, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

Mushroom Gathering, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

White Scarves, oil on canvas, 48" x 36"

Girls, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Dressed for Festival, oil on canvas, 24" x 28"

Going Home Twilight, oil on canvas, 30" x 36"

Creature Connection, oil on canvas, 24" x 20"

Gathering of Friends, oil on canvas, 30" x 44"

Market Day, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Little Shepherdess, oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

Elder Woman with Cane, pastel on paper, 19" x 28"

Chatting, oil on canvas, 38" x 30"

Visiting Grandmother, oil on canvas, 40" x 40" 

Top Ten Finalist in International Artist Competition

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Xu's painting Chatting (see below) was recently featured in the International Artist Magazine as one of the Top Ten Finalist in the International Artist Competition. Along with a short article on his techniques, inspirations, and methods, one never ceases to be amazed at the creation of another masterpiece.

Following this accomplishment, Xu hopes to place in the Top 3 in future competitons.