LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (Alhama) is going to exhibit a pastel landscape exhibition tilted “A walk in the park” which will commence on Feb 1 and will continue until Feb 5. The theme of the exhibition, which would depict the work of illustrator cum painter Michelle Farooqi, comprised on nature, whereas the major portion of paintings would highlight the beauty of Jillani Park, formally known as Race Course Park. Farooqi’s artwork will be displayed in hall 3 and 4 of the Alhamra Art Gallery. The artworks include ‘Banyan Tree’, ‘Fall Gold’, ‘Afternoon Under the tree’, ‘Fall Gold 2’, ‘ Forest Path’, ‘Palm Trees’, ‘Japanese Maple’ and Trees on Slope’. Farooqi’s ‘Grenadier Pond 2’ of the Grenadier Pond located at the High Park of Toronto city will also be exhibited. Talking to Daily Times, Farooqi said, “Seeking to immerse myself in nature, I have walked through city parks, photographing the trails, the birds, the majestic trees.” She said that in the morning trees, and in the watery reflections of rock and leaf with pink strokes, she built up a Japanese Maple, and spotted the dawn through the wide spreading neem trees and cast shadows beneath the bougainvillea plant. Michelle Farooqi was born in Quetta, later migrated to Canada where she joined Ontario College of Art and Design University and also studied at Academy of Realist Art. She has illustrated a number of children’s books including “The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man & Other Stories” and “Rabbit Rap” published by Penguin Bo. The artist had done some exhibitions in Karachi and Toronto and this is her first solo show in Lahore. Michelle started her career as an illustrator, and continued to produce a range of work, from business graphics and caricatures to children’s book illustrations. She continued her journey in the field of arts and made charcoal and oil paintings with range of themes. She finds, fine art as “an ongoing process of discovery and endeavour”.