AN INTERVIEW WITH KHADIM ALI Arjmand Aziz and Ann Proctor – TAASA Review September 2017


This article was originally found in the September 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 3, Page 18).

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When did you know you wished to be an artist? And why did you choose miniature painting? Although I was always engaged in artistic activity it never really crossed my mind that I would become an artist.

In Quetta, as a young child (aged 5 or 6), my mother would often send me to the local bakery to buy bread for the family.

I would also return with charcoal and on my way back home I would draw on the mud walls of my neighbours’ homes, on the ground and on flat surfaces of the mountains...