Mustafa is acknowledged for his spontaneity and expertise in lifting whatever arrests his attention. His works of the old Lahore city vividly capture shifting light and shadows, the textures and patina left on alley walls by the passage of time and the hubbub of streets and the ding of everyday life.Mustafa did his National diploma in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore,in 1974(Ist Division).He also had Certificate Of Merit in Stage Technique Workshop by Korean Experts in 1977.Mustafa had served 28 years of his life to the Punjab Arts Council. Ghulam Mustafa is a world renowned Artist who has done several exhibitions world wide including USA, China, Japan, U.K, Dubai, India etc. He is known as master of Landscape. His art is a research topic in top universities like NCA.