At roughly the same time that Paul Noble was embarking on his Nobson Newtown creation, George Shaw was beginning to make paintings of Tile Hill, the estate on the edge of Coventry that he grew up in. In doing so, the artist made use of the same simple Humbrol paints that, as a child, he’d watched his father paint Airfix models with on the kitchen table.

George Shaw's first major show was called
Scenes from the Passion and indeed there is something religious about the paintings. Scenes from the Passion is also what I've called the site I've built to introduce Shaw's work. A tribute from one suburban monk to another?

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George Shaw. Ash Wednesday: 8am, 2004/5: Humbrol enamel on board. 92x121cm