Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Khalid Thompson discovered a passion for writing poetry during creative writing classes in High School. Post-graduation, he sought to challenge his solitary nature via outlets such as acting and acoustic guitar. However, there persisted a deep desire within him to find an artistic path more suited to his inherent personality. In the spring of 2006 he decided to move to Washington, DC to gain inspiration from a culturally diverse international city.
After a serendipitous meeting with a charismatic visual artist from the Ivory Coast, Khalid began to re-investigate a childhood love of drawing. The steady encouragement of this new friend coupled with a renewed sense of self led Khalid to explore his own abstract style of art. The creative freedom and process of improvisational painting became a perfect fit. Since 2008 he has completely devoted himself to painting and drawing.