The paintings of Graham William Edden are naturalistic and skilfully pay homage to the human form. In this, they are complete in themselves. But Edden's artistic perception metaphorically extends the beauty of the human subject by capturing the body in its actions: what it does and how it works. In '"An Affectionate Hug", he conveys the slight movement a breast makes when receiving a loving embrace. Another example can be observed in "I See You". Whilst the painting does the job of seeing the eye itself with utter conviction, it also reflects the pure, unadulterated gaze. As viewers, we are iintially seduced by the recognition of the outer appearance of humanity, only to ponder these 'moments' where the body speaks of itself.