A roly-poly calico cat wraps her tail around her and smiles with satisfaction. Purring with happiness, she invites the viewer to smile with her. Noi paints charming naïf portraits of animals that convey their personalities and state of mind.
30 cm W x 30 cm H x 3.5 cm D
11.75" W x 11.75" H x 1.4" D
Acrylic on canvas
Signed by the artist
Each work features slight variations that make it unique
"I like to show my photographs to foreigners, because sometimes they do not know how beautiful and interesting my country is."
"My name is Sittidech, but my friend calls me 'Noi,' and I was born October 25, 1969 in the Sukhothai province of Thailand. I have two younger brothers and one older sister, and great parents. They have always taught us to be good and do good. They've always told us that if you are good, many good things will come to your life. Actually, I think they are right.
"I have liked art and enjoyed traveling even from a very young age. I will always remember the trip we took with my parents to the Thai coast - oh, I loved swimming and diving so much!
"My love for art was strong that I focused my studies in this subject, and majored in fine art. I started working as a cameraman and then I taught at the university.
"Of course, I also got married and my wife loves art too. She is a painter and we decided to work together in the studio, which makes us very happy and proud.
"All of my photographs relate to Thai culture, which is my source of inspiration. I like Thai architecture and I enjoy the challenge of expressing its intricacies through a photograph. I like to show my photographs to foreigners, because sometimes they do not know how beautiful and interesting my country is.
"Traveling is my passion and it gives me a lot of ideas. When I am on the road, I have the opportunity to see and shoot unique scenes, and showcase them in my own personal style.
"I think Novica offers great opportunities to artists all over the world. I hope everybody will enjoy my photographs."
I love Noi's whimsical cats! They put a smile on my face every time. Got two of his paintings for my children for the 2010 holiday season - a cat and a dog. They are even lovelier in person. The colors are bright, the faces expressive, and they definitely appeal to my little ones.