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painting of an indoor scene

Mother and Child

painting of a still life

Silver Light

portrait of a woman


painting of a figure at the top of a staircase

The Errand

painting of a nighttime outdoor scene

After Dark Study

painting of a snowy outdoor scene


painting of a Figure in a domestic Doorway

Figure in Doorway

painting of a Fishmonger in his shop


portrait of a woman




Artist Statement

Trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Saied is a figurative painter 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.

Method of Working

Each painting is created as a self-contained world and is very much concerned with the evocation of an atmosphere, a mood or a theme and all the elements of drawing, tone, colour and composition are at the service of that.

Biographical Details

Royal Academy of Arts, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Painting
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Degree - Fine Art, Painting
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Foundation Diploma

Other Society Memberships

Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)


Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Winner of Changing Faces Prize, RP
The Prince of Wales Drawing School Award for Portrait Drawing, RP
Winner of Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, RP
BP Portrait Award Exhibition (Prize Winner), National Portrait Gallery, London
Young Contemporaries‘ (Prize Winner), Christie's, London

Past Exhibitions

National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award Exhibition (regular exhibitor)
Toronto Art Fair, with Messum’s
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition (regular exhibitor)
Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition (regular exhibitor)
Dame Monica Mason portrait commission unveiling, for National Portrait Gallery
Messum’s Gallery, Cork Street, London, solo and group exhibitions
Brian Sinfield Gallery, Solo and Group Exhibitions
Petley Fine Art, Cork Street, London, solo and group exhibitions


Saied Dai’ ISBN 9781908486059