Paul Catherall is a London-based printmaker and illustrator. From the late 1990s he has worked predominantly in linocuts. His work builds up seemingly abstract blocks of colour into perfectly balanced compositions which unite as one representational whole. Cezanne and Sickert have been a recurrent influence on his use of colour and construction of form. He also greatly admires the progressive commercial designers of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly Edward Mcknight Kauffer and Tom Purvis.
Paul's work has featured on posters for Transport for London, British Airways and Marks and Spencer, and on book covers for Bloomsbury and Harper Collins. He has also been commissioned by Faber and Faber, Royal Shakespeare Society and Southbank Centre.