Khalid Alzayani

Khalid Alzayani is a painter based in the UAE.
Khalid’s love of painting is magnetic and can be felt through his pulsating textures and joyful use of colour.
Khalid takes inspiration from expressionistic painters such as Paul Cézanne.

Khalid Alzayani is a contemporary artist based in the UAE known for painting in an exciting range of styles. Whether abstract, street art or figurative in practice, Khalid's works are full of warmth, life and colour, reflecting his passion and joy for painting.

Khalid Alzayani‘s Early Career

Khalid began painting at 12 years old and discovered his love for oil paints at 15 years old. He had to ride his bike for several miles to an art shop - the only one in his country that sold oil paint. Khalid graduated from The University of Houston in 1991. The artist painted on and off for many years until, following a group exhibition in 2013 in Qatar, he decided to dedicate himself to working in acrylics and oils.

Style and Influences

Often inspired by the clay houses from his childhood neighbourhood, Khalid fills his canvases with colour and light. All his paintings have contagious energy, felt through vigorous brushstrokes and a firework display of colour. His bold and fearless application of paint allows him to communicate the emotions and mood felt at the time of creation, mirroring expressionist works by the likes of Paul Cezanne. His quieter paper portraits creatively document his ideas and observations of society and community at large.


Khalid has exhibited his work in Bahrain and Qatar. In 2017, he participated in the 44th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition at Bahrain National Art Museum in Manama, Bahrain. In 2019, he also held a solo exhibition at The World Caravan of Tolerance, Zabeel Hall of Dubai, World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Selected Works

Ecstasy by Khalid Alzayani


Paintings - 122x152 cm
Ignited Allegro by Khalid Alzayani

Ignited Allegro

Paintings - 120x100 cm
Vigor by Khalid Alzayani


Paintings - 120x90 cm
Never Say Why Again by Khalid Alzayani

Never Say Why Again

Paintings - 127x101 cm
The Odyssey by Khalid Alzayani

The Odyssey

Paintings - 120x120 cm
Transcendence by Khalid Alzayani


Paintings - 122x122 cm
Rhapsody by Khalid Alzayani


Paintings - 122x152 cm
The Blue Vase by Khalid Alzayani

The Blue Vase

Paintings - 130x130 cm
Infinite Reverie by Khalid Alzayani

Infinite Reverie

Paintings - 122x122 cm
Ethereal Narratives by Khalid Alzayani

Ethereal Narratives

Paintings - 122x122 cm

Echoes of Regret

Paintings - 120x90 cm

Lost Wisdom

Paintings - 120x90 cm

Shadows of Fate

Paintings - 120x90 cm

One Way Ticket

Paintings - 120x120 cm

Room 101

Paintings - 122x122 cm

The Blue Dress

Paintings - 120x120 cm

Raw Impressions

Paintings - 120x90 cm

Stop Me If You Can

Paintings - 120x120 cm

Chasing Shadows

Paintings - 120x90 cm

Lonely Exile

Paintings - 90x120 cm

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