George Shaw, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, is known for his highly detailed approach and suburban subject matter. His favoured medium is Humbrol enamel paints, more usually used to paint model trains and aeroplanes. This gives his work a unique appearance.
Born in Coventry in 1966, Shaw studied at Sheffield Polytechnic and Royal College of Art, London. Shaw’s previous exhibitions have included 'What I did this Summer' (2003–2004) 'Woodsman' (2009) and most recently 'Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow' (2013) at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
Shaw has worked closely with Lee Turner, Master Printmaker at Hole Editions in Newcastle. Balman Gallery have a number of original prints from this body of work.