Saied Dai RP, NEAC

Trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Saied is a figurative Artist living and working in Bath. Over the years he has had many mixed and solo exhibitions in the UK and abroad. He was made a member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2004 and The New English Art Club in 2009.

Commenting on the difficulties of portraiture, he states " Portraiture can be considered to be the most complex of the visual idioms, both structurally and psychologically and consequently the most fascinating, as one is dealing with humanity itself or in mirror reflection, ourselves. It is also a microcosm in which one can explore almost all the problems of drawing and painting."

Saied describes himself as an abstract figurative painter, "I was fortunate enough to be taught art as architecture. Everything I do is fundamentally based on drawing. Any innovation for me is a movement in depth and not breadth"


Coming Soon: Drawn to Life - Saied will be taking a life drawing workshop at The Holburne Museum in Bath on Saturday 21st March, from 10am-5pm. For more details and to book a place, go to:

Unveiling of Dame Monica Mason at the National Portrait Gallery - The Portrait of Dame Monica Mason, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery was unveiled recently; see links below:

Messums Show until 26th April 2014 - Recent paintings; see link below:

BP Portrait Award 2013 - The portrait of Prof Alan Rowlands 'In Memory' is included in this years BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 20th June to 15th September. It will tour thereafter, for more details see NPG website:

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