In fact, I am with William Blake on this one (if I had to pretend NOT to be an atheist for a moment) – Devils should not be seen as ‘evil’, they are the appropriate balancing creative and chaotic force, to counteract the order personified by God and the angels.
But believe what you will: I don’t, I simply like drawing them. So here, finished, are all the Angel and Demon coasters that you have seen glimpses of for the past few weeks. They are unfairly balanced: 6 devils to 4 angels, and yes, the devils are proving more popular. I hear they have the best tunes.
Each coaster is in fact a drypoint print, a handmade process from start to finish, which allows for only a few prints from each aluminium plate (I managed an appropriate 13 each before the plates started to wear out too much). The red of the wine and the sparkly gold of the champagne is added in in watercolour afterwards. Then I trim them and sign them and pop them in these handy little acrylic enclosures, and ta-da! art under your coffee, tea, wine, gin… etc.
They are £9 each, but they are selling fast so message me quick if you would like any!