The Works of Michele Tramontana to be Featured on Six Stamps

Date: 3rd March 2023

The Works of Michele Tramontana to be Featured on Six Stamps  

Michele Tramontana & Michael Starkey @ Ramsey Art Gallery


The works of Michele Tramontana will be featuring six stamps to be issued on 15th March 2023. Born in Sicily in 1947 he came to the Isle of Man in 1966. Encouraged by his wife Brenda and inspired by his father-in-law, John Nicholson, who was one of the first stamp designers Isle of Man Post Office worked with in their year of postal independence in 1973, Michele began his artistic career. After various successful exhibitions he opened his own gallery, Ramsey Art Gallery in 1989 and became a full-time artist. His pictures, drawings, watercolours and oils are collected by both public and private sectors as far afield as New Zealand and Australia; Canada and the USA; South Africa, Spain, France and - of course - Italy.

Artist Michele Tramontana said “I’m delighted to have my work exhibited on this new stamp issue. It has always been a dream of mine that my art will travel the world on letters sent from the Isle of Man and for me as an artist this is the cherry on top of the cake”. He added “I’m grateful to Michael Starkey and the Isle of Man Post Office to help me make my dream come true.”

Michael Starkey, Issue Text Author said: "I’m so pleased Michele’s paintings are now stamps. Michele is often seen painting in and around Ramsey Harbour and other beautiful harbours and coastal areas on the Isle of Man and captures the light and colours in his own exceptional way."

Maxine Cannon, General Manager Isle of Man Stamps & Coins said: “By working closely with Michele Tramontana and Michael Starkey, who sourced the material required for the project, we were able to create this vibrant stamp issue with the support of Isle of Man Advertising. This wonderful collection, with Michele’s truly stunning paintings, adds another facet to our efforts of recognising the artistry and creative talent which abounds on our Island and promoting the Isle of Man’s beauty around the world.”  

The set consists of six individual stamps valued at 80p and £2.31 and is available as Set, Sheet Set, Presentation Pack (limited 1750) and a First Day Cover (limited 2250). To see the full collection visit

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