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Many of you may have seen or be familiar with some of the well known images of the Full Moon and other parties as paintings. Half Moon often have a postcard of one of these pictures attached to their flyers…
The artist behind this work is Colin G Thompson who first discovered Koh Phangan in 1992 after visiting Phuket, Krabi, Koh Chang and Samui.
What was Phangan like when you first came?
It was less developed than other places, there were only generators and no swimming pools. It was lovely for walks, less people and idyllic.
Colin is a self taught although had inspiration from his Grandmother as she was a good watercolour artist.
Colin is now based in Isan with his Thai wife and daughter, he lives in exile in a rural village where he is mostly the only westerner.
Leave us with your art and life philosophy….
Enjoy life, don’t waste time goofing off too much. Be kind, love your family and friends and always forgive.
Look for the good in people, try not to complain, be thankful, be happy, don’t worry and be positive.
Be moderate with intoxication, be creative, give what you can to charity and be nice to animals. Leave the world a tad better than it would have been without you, be a nice guy and stay forever young!!!
Never hate anyone not even the evil masters of war.