THE ADIRONDACK REVIEW
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KHALID ALAANI started drawing early in his childhood. He still takes reference from the nature he experienced on summer vacations in the countryside of Iraq with his family. After a career as a pharmacist, he returned to painting full-time in 2008. He left Iraq in 2006 and fled to Damascus, Syria. He was relocated to the U.S. in June 2012. He says, “I still dream of Iraq. Dreaming and imagining a beautiful life, full of colors, happiness and spontaneity.”
Khalid is always trying to find new things, and once found, it is not new anymore. That makes painting an endless process of searching, exploring, passion, and above all, pleasure. Most of his work is in acrylic with occasional additions of mixed media and collage. He feels most easily able to express himself in acrylic. See more at khalidalaaniart.com.