Jin Dongfang was a brilliant student when she studied in "China Academy of Fine Art" and then she studied under the guidance of Master Lin Fengmian and Guan Liang for 7 years. During the time, she also worked for "Shanghai Fine Art Museum". Afterwards, She went to Guangxi, teaching in "Guangxi Academy of Art" and was the vice leader of oil painting Group of "Guangxi Arts Association". Her oil painting "Girl of Dong Nationality" is bought and collected by "Guangxi Museum".
She came to Hong Kong in 1966 and worked as a teacher in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and in the department of External Course of Hong Kong Baptist University. Jin was invited to large painting exhibitions. In 1974, she gave up the painting and embarked the literary career to make a living and worked as a playwriter of TV station, as editor in chief for paper supplement. Her play "Saijinhua" was performed by "Hong Kong Repertory Theatre". She has published more than 2O novels and essays, and is especially good at historical novel and is the president of "Hong Kong Academy of Historical Novel". Her literature works are always published into several versions such as Hong Kong version, mainland version and Taiwan version. In 1991, Jin restored her painting and in 1992 she had "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" held at her homeland Changzhou, JiangSu. In 1993, "Jiangxi Arts' Association" and "Lommel Gallery" held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" at Nanchang and Cologne, Germany respectively. In 1994, "Selected Paintings of Beijing Opera Figures by Jin Dongfang" was published. In 1995, International Gallery held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" at "Hong Kong Arts Center" and her Beijing Opera paintings were shown on "the 5th International Workshop of European Drama" in Germany.
In 1966, "Taiwan Drama Museum" held "Jin Dongfang Beijing Opera Painting Exhibition." In 1997, "Maijishan Academy of culture" held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition". In 1998, "China and Germany Friendship Association" held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" at Dusseldorf, Germany. In 1999, "Consulate General of France at Hong Kong" held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" inside the Consulate. She was appointed chairman of "Hong Kong Alumni Association of China Academy of Fine Art" and "Jin Dongfang Painting Collection" was published. .In 2000, Hong Kong O Gallery held "jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition". In 2002, " Tahiti Culture Museum at Polynesia FRANCAlSE" and "Wollongong University" Sydney held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" respectively. In 2003, "Cathay Gallery" held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition" at Paris France. In 2004, Jin attended "Beijing Art Fair". In 2005, Hong Kong Country Club held "Jin Dongfang Painting Exhibition". In 2006, Jin attended "China Art Fair". In 2007, she was invited by the "Confucius institute at Free University Berlin" to teach Chinese brush painting and hold personal exhibition, which lasted 2 months. In 2008, WD Gallery invites Jin to hold her solo exhibitions once more at Berlin between April and May 2008.