(Photo by Thomas Ozanne)
We received extremely sad news last week that two of my good friends, ex-work colleagues and fellow artists from my home island of Guernsey were tragically killed in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson were hit by a pick-up truck in a province east of Bangkok last Wednesday whilst in the middle of their 'around the world' cycling odyssey.
Pete and Mary have always been a great inspiration to me, both creatively and in their adventures. I've had the pleasure of working with them professionally when they exhibited at the gallery I used to own as well as working with Pete for several years at the local art school. Both Pete and Mary were two genuinely beautiful people who will be sorely missed.
It is comforting only in the knowledge that they died following their dream. Pete and Mary were cycling around the world and we had planned on meeting up with them in the 'stans prior to our unplanned return home.
Our condolences go out to their family and friends, you were great people and will be missed greatly.