Welcome to a Private View of Ray Leaning’s life’s work. In a beautiful book full of stunning images, exquisitely designed by their maker, we are taken on a unique retrospective journey through the artist’s life, loves and his enormously talented drawings.’Leaning’s Girls’ parade before us page after page, with special place being given to Ray’s’muse’ – his divine partner and model, Carol. Here is a compendium of the artist’s work which dazzles: the portraits of the girls that he draws are breathtaking, arousing, magnificent. A large cast of beautiful women wear an exciting variety of sexy underwear, striking poses and attitudes so teasing that they should probably be made illegal. Ray’s style is’pin-up’, but somehow transcends that rather limited category; erotic icons abound: we’re going to hear a great deal more of this artist. Ray’s straightforward and unpretentious commentary on his art is as refreshing as it is unusual. Providing us with an artist’s rare insight into the world of sensuality and female beauty, this book is a collector’s joy and we think this first edition will be eagerly sought.