We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy Ngo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nancy, what matters most to you?
Human connections and experiencing life. Every experience is a gift. Even difficult experiences are gifts that offer lessons of perseverance, strength and the opportunity for growth.
What should our readers know about your business?
If you are looking for the perfect piece that is exactly the right fit, you can scour the internet and galleries for hours and hours and when it arrives, it’s not right… or you can hire Ngo Fine Art to make the perfect piece for your space. That’s what we do. We help people feel how they want to feel in their space. Getting here wasn’t easy, but I believe every risk or challenge I took was a gift that led me to the next step. I wanted to gain more freedom and independence when I started my business. What I’ve learned over time is that it can be just as gratifying to work as a team. Establishing a meaningful connection with my clients in order to collaborate with them is the most important part of my job. It always feels amazing when they first come to me through a referral. I’m fueled by the challenge of figuring out how my clients want to feel in their space before I begin their piece. It is so fulfilling to connect to the people through my art.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We live in the most beautiful desert landscape. We would have to start off with a hike. There are so many hikes to choose from, but we’d go to the Sonoran Mountain Preserve or maybe Blue Wash Trail. It’s right by my house and it has little waterfall. Then we’d visit the art installations downtown or go to the Heard museum. There’s been s a lot of unique installations there lately. We’d grab an early dinner at at Taco Chiwa’s on McDowell. My husband’s a chef, so I always ask him where to get some good grub. If we felt like grabbing a drink after, we’d probably head over to Kazimierz in old town. They’ve always have fun, live music playing.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friend and creative public artist, Heidi Dauphin, invited me to join a small group of local AZ artists who call themselves “Breakfast Club”, spearheaded by Beth Ames Swartz, an advocate for local art and artists. After meeting with them, I was inspired to apply to some Artlink Phoenix open calls. Thinking more about public space is another challenge that helps me grow as an artist. I’m also a member of a supportive community space for women entrepreneurs, Business Church, this connection has been crucial for me, especially now, during the pandemic.