Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to showcase the long and fruitful artistic partnership of Nancy Corkish and David Byrne who lived together for nearly three decades in the closest dwelling to the rugged southern tip of the Isle of Man until Nancy’s death in January 2021.
Inspired by the atmospheric landscape and strong sense of place, they produced hundreds of watercolour paintings which have been enjoyed by a great many people on the Island.
This issue honours local artists David Byrne and Nancy Corkish who lived together in the last house on the road before The Sound in Cregneash for 28 years.
This collection of eight stamps (First Class, EU, Large value and ROW) not only illustrates Cregneash's outstanding natural beauty but also to properly respect Nancy and David’s individual and joint contributions by pairing and contrasting their respective visions of their shared home and surrounds. Similar but different subjects have been selected and balanced across the set. The scenes are not restricted to Cregneash village but encompass the whole peninsula to capture the varied topography, dramatic skies, changing weather and seasons and the sense of belonging that both artists shared. To underline this close partnership the stamp values are set in pairs, with a work by each artist represented side by side and spread over four sheet values.