Paul Catherall is a Printmaker living and working in London. He studied illustration at Leicester Polytechnic (De Montfort University).
What inspires your work as an artist?
Monolithic architecture. Post war / mid century design.
Strong light and cast shadows on concrete.
Who are your biggest influences?
Paul Cézanne was an early influence. Edward Wadsworth for his mastery of black & greys. Tom Purvis & Tom Eckersley for their use of colour and graphic skills. Paul Nash for his distinctly English palette.
What does your work mean to you?
When working on a print it can be all consuming. My work is fun, frustrating, relaxing and completely exhausting but most of all it gives me a sense of achievement (sometimes!)
What techniques do you use?
I work mainly in linocut – sometimes lithograph and have collaborated on screenprints.