My latest 2019 Royal Canadian Mint silver coin features a brilliant cherry blossom. I created the original painting in watercolors, and it is filled with bright, springtime cheer as it captures the peak splendour of a blossoming cherry tree. By combining selective colour and engraving, the pink-hued flowers are forever in bloom and can be viewed year-round—especially when displayed in its folder-style packaging that easily transforms into an easel. The bilingual character hints at the cherry tree’s origins and signifies “beauty” in Japanese and Mandarin. As always, I am grateful for the amazing and talented team of engravers at the Mint who brought my vision to life.