" Creating art is a method of meditating and disconnecting, with art I learn
more about myself, I learn about the power of art and the language of art that communicates to all, Creating art is my life and it influences everything about who I am, my thoughts and feelings." 
-Khalid Alkaaby.
Khalid Alkaaby was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq on December 2 1979.
He worked as an artist and ran a successful art studio.
In September 2005 Baghdad underwent immense bombings. The 14th of September was the deadliest day of the insurgency. The city of Baghdad suffered significant damage and a series of terrorist attacks through the city. 
Khalid was forced to leave his beloved family, friends and studio gallery where he had created his works of art. He then immigrated to the United States and set out to begin a new life in San Diego, California where he now lives and works as a professional artist.
It is here in the United States that Khalid experiences a sense of openness and expressive way that triggered his artistic thoughts where in Iraq he experienced the opposite, an unbalanced force.
There is a symbolic representation in kahlids work, the boldness of the colorsin which he connects with passion of life and love, a rhythmic tone, organization as in musical cords that entice mood delivering an impact on the senses, the dominance of red, and black the accent that animates. The artistic nude figures of self expression and liberty within and the surroundings of which she displays a total empowerment of self awareness without restraints and restrictions.