Kate Kellaway interviews painter George Shaw.
Shaw comments: "It has been said my work is sentimental. I don’t know why sentimentality has to be a negative quality. What I look for in art are the qualities I admire or don’t admire in human beings. And very rarely do I meet people who aren’t sentimental. I have no story, which is why I am a painter. Beckett has a line about itching to make something with nothing to say. You know if you have got the itch."