Gajoum, Kal

About Kal Gajoum

Kal was born in Tripoli in 1968, immigrated to Canada in 2003 and resides in British Columbia. His interest in art was sparked at a very early age in fact, he was only 10 years old when he entered his first art competition. Later, he was introduced to oil painting and palette-knife techniques by a friend of the family studying at the Leonardo da Vinci School of Art in Rome, Italy.

He held his first exhibition in 1983 in Tripoli. In 1986 Kal moved to Paris to learn watercolour techniques and the Parisian style of painting from a private artist. Returning to Tripoli in 1992, he had an exhibition displaying his new talents.

In 1993 Kal moved to Malta as a professional artist were he spent seven years working for the Royal Fine Art Gallery and also during this time continuing his pursuit of artistic knowledge. During his stay in Malta, Kal exhibited his work many times between 1995-1999, including traveling to Tunisia to exhibit in the Finesse Gallery of Carthage.

In 2000 Kal found himself in Britain where he ran the Centre of Britain Art Gallery. Opening a permanent exhibition in the City of Carlisle in 2001, he continued to develop his truly unique palette-knife techniques and put together a set of four limited edition watercolour prints of the city, which he sold with the proceeds going to a local charity.

Recent exhibitions in London and Hawaii have increased the global scope of Gajoum's career and demand for his work. Kal now concentrates on his colourful and passionate Cityscapes and Still-Life subjects, which are in high demand by both private and corporate art collectors throughout the world.