To highlight the natural beauty of Murree, a painting exhibition by Shahid Toosy titled “Spiritual Connection” opened at Gallery 6 on Saturday.
Czech Ambassador Miroslav Krenek was the chief guest and inaugurated the exhibition.
Over 27 painting were displayed highlighting the natural scenes of Murree, a hill station about 58 kilometres from Islamabad.
Toosy, who also worked as art director at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), has tried to highlight the feeling of a spiritual connection with nature through his work with watercolours.
“I personally love the natural beauty of the hill station. I have focused on the mountains and beautiful scenery,” Toosy told The Express Tribune.
The artist, who graduated in fine arts from the University of Punjab in 1970, said Pakistan has been blessed with beautiful places that should be highlighted. Murree is one of the most notable among them, he said.
Dr Arjumand Faisel, the curator of Gallery 6, said Toosy’s paintings reflect the uniqueness of watercolours with use of luminous and fluid colours.
Ambassador Krenek appreciated Toosy’s work and termed it a “good start to autumn”.
The exhibition will continue until October 21.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2012.