President visits exhibition featuring his portrait at National Art Gallery

President Mohamed Nasheed has visited an exhibition of work by Maldivian artist Abdulla Nashaath that opened at the National Art Gallery last month.

The exhibition of 95 works, titled “Nashaath – Skill and Realism through Pencil”, includes a portrait of President Nasheed.

Nashaath has used pencil to draw portraits of local and international celebrities. In a statement on the President’s Office website, Nashaath said that “paving the way and expressing my thoughts” is important to strengthen the  fundamentals of the infant stages of democracy in Maldives.