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It sounds like you are in a fantastic community for artists. Being able to showcase artwork for free at establishments sounds wonderful. 

The fact that the owner at gym #3 already appreciates your work is really exciting. Maybe you have an opportunity to develop a niche that combines painting and muay thai. And if the owner of gym #2 has concerns, you could tell him just that: the owner of gym #3 offered you value for your art in the form of training. And you meant no disloyalty to gym #2 but it's an honour to your work.

Congrats on returning to gym #2 for training! :banana: Good luck with the negotiations!

I love my city, in terms of art! Great vibe, too!

I am totally surprised and ecstatic that gym #3 owner even came to look at my paintings, let alone ask how much!! I will see tomorrow what they had in mind--I figure I can cut the price down if they pay cash, maybe that would be an incentive. Thank you for the advice and encouragement and good luck on your own fashion art! I would love to see you design some Muay Thai shorts !! :-D

I was surprised to learn that there actually is a niche for Boxing and Muay Thai art. It is even better because I started doing those paintings out of love, just wanting to express my love for Muay Thai through my second love of painting, and it turns out---I had the opportunity to show at a boxing gym---and then the gym owner liked the first boxing painting I brought in and told me he'd like it if I brought in more fight sports art! 

I'm working on an expressionist portrait right now of a woman doing the wai kru, hopefully I'll have it ready for tomorrow (art show is tomorrow). Thank you for the advice, everyone! :-D 

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