During the artist residency at Studio 88, I visited a morning market, afternoon market, and the village market. At the markets, I met several women vendors selling produce, meat, fish, Chinese donuts, coffee and flowers. I learned about some of their family history, earnings, working hours, and how they felt about their work
At the markets, I enjoyed photographing the backs of women vendors and business owners. I completed three paintings from these photographs. I worked with watercolor, as before, added acrylic paint, and used a larger size paper. I had the studio space, supplies and feedback that supported this transition.
At Studio 88, I showed and talked about these paintings, and about previously completed drawings and original prints. There were several visitors who were interested in seeing and knowing about the artwork. There questions and comments were very helpful to me.
I am exhibiting this artwork in Chiang Mai. The exhibition honors Thai women. The planning of this exhibition began during the residency. I met with individuals at Weave with Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom), cofounder of Studio 88.