"My motto is 'make of today the best I can, be myself, be favorable, think and do it, don't interrupt others and don't waste time.'"
"Sawasdee ka, my name is Atchareeya Charoensri, and my nickname is Ning. I come from a family of farmers, but I didn't want to this for the rest of my life so I studied hard in order to have more options. I passed the entrance exam for the university. After graduating I began to work so I could share my income with my family.
"I have a sister and a brother who are married and have careers of their own. I'm single and live with my mom who unfortunately has cancer. I love her so much and hope she'll always be happy. I look after her and even though my brother and sister live away and have their own lives, we are very close and love and encourage each other.
"After university I began to work for a shipping company. They sent me to England and France, and even though it was a great learning experience I realized I wanted to work for myself - to be my own boss. I decided to combine the experience I had gained with my passion for art and interior decoration.
"When I started I encountered many obstacles; competition was rife and finances were low. But I never gave up. I knew if I tried my best I would succeed. I love designing new lines and developing new products. The actual production of our items is done by a group of men who are very experienced carvers. I also love meeting new people through my work.
"I feel proud to showcase the beauty of Thai culture and traditions. I am also a master of ceremonies for the Loy Kratong festival. I love to dress up in traditional northern Thai costumes and my motto is 'make of today the best I can, be myself, be favorable, think and do it, don't interrupt others and don't waste time.'"
Ning, you certainly made the most of your talent, and I can thank you for that. The Buddha Smile is wonderful !
- Corina F, Canada
My daughter and I love the elephant dishes. We are originally from Trinidad in the Caribbean , but live in New York City. I hope to someday visit thailand. Good luck to you.
- Kimfa C
I bought the Buddha's Way of Peace panel for a friend for Christmas, and she loved it so much she started crying! It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much and keep up the excellent work!
- Laura S, St Louis, MO
Absolutely thrilled with this exquisite piece.
- John C
The wood panel, Buddha's Way of Peace is beautifully done. The serene image is a lovely addition to my home. Thank you.
- Brenda S, PH, Florida
To beautiful Ning - Your artistry is so serene and imaginative - "Buddha's State of Grace" is lovely and we are very proud to have your carving in our living-room
- Lynn M, Flagstaff, USA
Recieved your beautiful artwork. I will be so appreciated and enjoyed by me. Many Blessings to you.
- Cathleen C, Ohio, USA
Sawatdee kha, Chan rak the greeting Buddha palm. Chan tong garn kop khun for such a suay statue. Kop khun kha. Jeane Pearson
- Jeane P, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Ning's piece, "Pony Express," has a subtle yet rich quality about it. The craftspersonship is apparent as is the personal expression she chooses to share.
- THOM D, Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
Hello, Counting the items that I have purchased for my family and for myself - we have about 10 of your beautiful pieces. Your fine craftmanship shines through each time. Thank you for being one of the few women artists represented - I really love your art-Continue in good health! David
- Dvid F G, San Jose, Ca, USA
I love my Buddah relief - thank you Ning. And thank you NOVICA for making the works of these wonderful artists available to the rest of the us! The selection is unbelievable and the craftmanship is exceptional. The added postcard from each artist and their country is a very special touch.
- Chris F, Manalapan, NJ USA
Ning, the Peace and Blessing Buddha Palm arrived today...I had ordered it for a friend's birthday, and it is so exquisite I'm keeping it for myself and ordering another for my friend and one for my mother. Your talent is boundless, and your piece is amazing!
- Jill H., Ballwin MO
I purchased a Thai relieve art in wood and it arrived in less than a week. Just what I was after. I have informed many friends about the artist and the site. thank you
- Ricky C, United Kingdom
Ning -beautiful work from a truly beautiful person, inside and out. May your life and work continue to be blessed. Always be yourself! (purchased: "Take My Hand" sculpture)
- Jen A, Chicago
Great artwork, it is very beautiful. I will buy more of Ning's art in the future. Thank you so much
- B D, hershey, PA, USA