I find you don't always get what you pay for. Often, as in the case of a free exhibition I dropped in on this week, you get much more. For Arts Sake, an Ealing print gallery and framer, is currently showcasing the work of linocut artist and craftsman Paul Catherall CLICK HERE.
His work may look familiar - the likes of Transport for London, Penguin Books, Wallpaper Magazine and Mark & Spencer have commissioned Catherall to provide them with his distinctive urban images.
Catherall's colour combinations are thrilling. It seems with ease and confidence he adds pigment to an urban landscape that I often consider colourless or at best, grey. A sky shot red, for example, by a brown Battersea Power Station seems as right as rain in this colour blocked world.
If you live in the Ealing area, don't miss this bit-sized exhibition celebrating 15 years of linocuts by Coventry-native, and now Londoner Paul Catherall. But be careful, his work is tempting and For Arts Sake's monthly payment plan make owning an image budget friendly. I walked away with one - a limited-edition print that will inspire me for years to come.