A self taught artist in the tradition of Sadequain and Gulgee, Abrar freely delves into the romance of classical miniature painting, and fuses contemporary styles with stunning results. One discovers ethnic patterns, diverse textures and explosions of colours that are breath taking. The artist’s subject, a bejeweled and gracefully draped woman, is often the centre of composition that includes a musical instrument or birds for company. Perhaps these cameos refer to the romantic period of the Emperor Jehangir when times were peaceful and lovers- together and apart-appeared to be a favoured subject. Birds, the messengers of Mughal art, are familiars and obviously important to the sinuous forms that dominate the brilliant coloration and powerful textural interest of their settings.