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2015 Canada Post Flower Series Stamps

Midnight Glow Icicle Pansy

Delta Premium Pure Light Blue Pansy

Illustrator: Laurie Koss
Stamp Designers: Marcio Morgado, Paul Haslip
Issue Date: March 2, 2015

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Artist Statement

“In early January, 2014, I received an email from a stamp design manager at Canada Post who mentioned that he had found my website and was impressed by my art. He said Canada Post had chosen pansies as the subject for the 2015 Flower Series Stamps and he was convinced my approach to flower representation would very well suit the project. After taking hundreds of photos of many beautiful pansies, I finally narrowed it down to two: the Midnight Glow icicle pansy and the Delta Premium Pure Light Blue pansy. I produced the paintings by May and found out in June that my work had been selected. I signed a confidentiality agreement and was not allowed to divulge any details of the project until February 2015. The stamps were released March 2, 2105 at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, BC. It was a thrilling day for me, and for my family and friends.”

Laurie Koss

Original paintings in Laurie's Kelowna studio, waiting to be shipped to Canada Post. Fall, 2014
Original paintings in Laurie’s Kelowna studio, waiting to be shipped to Canada Post

Official Stamp Unveiling

March 2, 2015

Left to Right: Local MP Ron *, Laurie Koss, and and Hambleton Galleries Owner Stewart Turcotte
Left to Right: Local MP Ron Cannan, Laurie Koss, and Hambleton Galleries Owner Stewart Turcotte
March 2 2015 Laurie Koss with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Stewart Turcotte of Hambleton Gallery
Left to Right: Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, Laurie Koss, and Hambleton Galleries Owner Stewart Turcotte
Laurie Koss surrounded by her good friends March 2 2015
Laurie Koss and friends supporting her at the event

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