There is a sensitive handling of paint and unusual use of colour in the work of Robert Kilshaw. The paintings have strong graphic elements and most have a strong reliance on pattern. Works such as "Balancing the Sun" directly work with Japanese symbolism and this continues in the pensive figure in "Changing Times". There seems to be a Gauguin-like fascination for the interior world of the female, often seemingly Japanese figure. He obviously has excellent draughtsmanship and this is combined with a delicate scumbled use of oil paint where colour is something almost unassuming and tentative. It is almost as if he does not wish to intrude upon the space of the female under his watchful, caring eye.