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Qahtan Alameen was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad. He relocated to Canada in 2002 where he continued his studies in the art realm, initially by taking photography classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He went on to earn a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design from Compu College, Halifax, in 2006.

Alameen has not only had extensive experience in creating, designing, preparing, and repairing artwork utilizing traditional materials, but he is also proficient with using the very latest digital artistic tools.

He has spent time volunteering as a Fine Arts teacher with the United Nations Refugee Services, Jakarta, Indonesia, where he taught painting and drawing to refugee children.
Alameen has always had dreams of cool, colorful oceans populated by magical fish, whales, and other sea creatures. 

His work is featured in collections at the Art Center for Fine Arts in Baghdad, Iraq and the Canadian Immigration Art Center in Halifax, NS, Canada. 


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