Capturing nature’s beauty on canvas is Muhammad Arshad’s way of appreciating nature. In a pleasant contrast hues of greens, yellow, red and earth tones Arshad explores the beauty of a forest. His work shows the transformation of Changa-Maanga forest in winter. He get fascinated by the colours of leaves that changes from bright green to yellow, red and brown, giving a very colourful and attractive look to the forest environment. These colours of winter captured in stunning golden sunlight of late afternoon by Arshad are exhibited recently at Ocean Art Galleries, Karachi.
He has painted such beautiful paintings that truly reflect the title ‘Late Afternoon Light’. He uses the light skilfully in his landscapes; different light intensity can be clearly seen in his paintings which reflect various shadows and shades on the foliage of the forest. He paints the evening because the rays of the sun at this time fall in such a way that the subject gives an attractive look.
He takes inspiration from a direct observation of nature as he paints on location and brings a pictorial richness to his canvasses. Technically Arshad is very much inspired by Zulqarnian Haider.
I see his colours sense more like senior artist Allah Bukhsh. In my opinion if he continues to work with the same dedication, within ten years he will become one of the famous artists of the country.