In 1978 Pacita moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she lived for a year and had the opportunity to travel throughout the riverine country by boat, bus and car.
During this time she painted both landscapes and people, particularly the women, she met in cities and villages. Most of Pacita's paintings were done on the road, not in her studio, and she loved the direct interaction with the colorful people that she was painting.
While Pacita was living in Bangladesh, her father died unexpectedly and she was distraught upon her return to Manila for his funeral. She was particularly upset that her father never saw any of her paintings before he passed away.Read More