Saied Dai lives and works in Bath. Persian by birth, he first arrived in England at the age of six.
Dai describes himself as an “abstract figurative” painter, underlining his talent for capturing both the underlying geometry of his subject as well as its surface detail. His studies began in architecture and he believes that it is drawing that “reveals the way an artist thinks. It is the means by which one makes visual relationships.” He credits his training at Bouremouth, Poole and especially, the Royal Academy, where his tutors included Norman Blamey and Roderic Barrett.