Fauzia Aziz Minallah's paintings being exhibited at the Gallery Civil Junction is quite a feast to the eyes of visitors. Well-accomplished and versatile artist has also authored so many books. Her recently written work is "Glimpse into Islamabad's soul". She says these paintings are a sequel of the book. When she was witting the book she painted simultaneously. Being an award-wining political cartoonist, she has also written a book for children: "Sadakos Prayer". The book has been published in three languages and a Dari version is being distributed in schools in Afghanistan. The book was recently acknowledged with Hiroshima Citizens Award. Her Funkor Centre uses art to promote peace, tolerance, human rights, heritage and environment protection among children. Funkor has introduced tactile drawing for visually impaired children. One can safely say that her paintings reflect the hues of the elite that she comes from. Quite contrarily there was a sharp contrast between the colours of her paintings and the colours of her world. Looking through her observant and sparkling eyes one can see the charge and energy to explore so much that she has in her mind that she wants to accomplish. Fauzia says her greatest inspiration comes from a craft from her parents' village in NWFP, called Chitarkari or slate engraving and the ancient Gandhara Art. Watching slate engravers chiseling intricate designs on slate brought this urge to pick up a hammer and chisel and do it herself. "Call it art or craft, whatever I have put on display are my thoughts, feelings and anxieties engraved on slate and cardboard. Her recent work is a window to the world around her, where words have lost their meanings. The artist remains deeply concerned about the vanishing trees, which are the symbols of history and are threatened by the urban expansion. In Fauzia Minallah's works the silence of these trees communicates with the viewers as if they tell us the truth of immortality, yet the gloomy blues and faded greens suggest the natural holocaust. But the brave light of the oil lamps against those gloomy colours depicts the hope for survival. She treats her trees in acrylics and textures, created through the knife, which added more beauty to it. Fauzia's two-decade stay in nature-rich Islamabad and Ghulam Rasul's paintings about the Capital are the sources of her inspiration.