Saidi Art


A passionate soul, a loving heart and an inquisive mind, Chouaieb Saidi is a full-life artist.

Throughout an extensive international artist career of over thirty years Mr. Saidi has created thousands of astonishing original works of fine arts around the world, including amazing portraits, figure, landscapes, street scenes and still-lives, as well as unique works of clothing, sculpture, 2D and 3D design. Mr. Saidi is renowned for his amazing public demonstrations of portraits’ drawing and painting from live-modeling, which he’s able to complete in record time of no longer than half an hour per portrait. In Paris France, where he performed for a decade as a Montmartre artist, Saidi was regarded as “one of Paris’s most distinguished portrait artists”.

Saidi was academically trained in visual arts and applied arts at one of the world oldest and most famous universities, the renowned Sorbonne University, Paris, where he completed a masters degree of applied arts and a doctorate of visual arts.

In USA thousands of Saidi’s portraits and paintings hang in the finest homes, corporates, galleries and several museums, including Lucy Laney Museum in Augusta, GA where one of his signature pieces hang in a highly secured setting. This art piece is titled “Universal Godfather of Soul, James Brown”, a (5x4ft) portrait painted in acrylic on canvas of the famous singer was displayed next to J. Brown coffin at his funeral ceremony in January 2007 and broadcasted on tv channels, magazines, newspapers and internet sites worldwide. This painting has won major awards. In 2008 Saidi was selected to creates a portrait from live-modeling of Miss America 2008, Kristin Hoagland.

Along an extended experience as a teacher of visual arts and design at college level, including the Art Institute of Atlanta, and Clark Atlanta University. Mr. Saidi is a reputable instructor of fine arts drawing & painting at various venues, including Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta and Art Station in Stone Mountain Ga, as well as his own art studio in Decatur, GA. He facilitates workshops in drawing and painting of divers subjects mater, including portraiture, figure and plein-air landscape. “I enjoy sharing with my students a knowledge accumulation of tools, rules and principles of visual arts, and an expertise in most mediums and techniques of drawing and painting. I admire witnessing my students quickly progressing and developing their personal styles. I work with each student individually, no mater at what level they are. I believe “Talent is simply your willingness to learn and to figure things out”.


Hired 4 times
1 employee
25 years in business
Serves Decatur , GA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Zelle

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Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Painting type

I can make recommendations, Acrylics, Oil, Watercolor

Painting medium

I can make recommendations, Traditional canvas or paper, Watercolor art

Number of students

One person, Two people, A group of 3 – 5 people, A group of 6 – 10+ people

Student age(s)

19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Photos and videos

  • With my AiA students
  • With my AiA students

  • Reviews

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    Kathy P.

    Saidi opened my world of art. I had no previous lessons but knew I loved art and drawing. He is so patient and tuned in to what a student needs to know while empowering the student to go beyond what they thought was possible. My confidence level has increased and my interest in reaching new heights has gone over the top. I am so thankful I found Saidi!
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    January 21, 2021
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    Georgette J.

    Professionalism,great approach when it comes to teaching art to my son.
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    June 04, 2020
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    Franklyn M.

    I’m proud to be Saidi’s student. He is very professional in his teaching abilities as an art teacher. He teaches you how to see, feel and think like an artist. He explains complex situations into simplistic ideas that his students can clearly understand with ease. I consider myself lucky to have him as a teacher and a mentor.
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    April 17, 2019


    Paul P.

    When I started taking lessons from Saidi about six months ago, I felt I had little, if any, artistic talent. I now feel I’ve made far more progress than I thought would be possible at this point. Saidi brings a thoughtful, understated approach to his teaching that has given me greater confidence about what I am capable of drawing. I would recommend Saidi to both beginning art students as well as more experienced artists – in fact, anyone who wants to raise their artistic abilities to the next level.
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    April 17, 2019
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    Andrew S.

    Saidi is totally versed in the basics so that if you are new to drawing or painting, you will be in expert hands. He is a kind and gentle teacher interested in your progress as an artist rather than in his own ego. It makes all the difference.
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    October 30, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    I start with new students at whatever level they are at. In many cases none experience makes learning easier and the progress faster.  Students fallows an easy step by step learning and understanding of tools, principals and techniques of visual arts & design. Students will aquire a solid foundation of how to see like an artist, how to analyse like a scientist and how to draw and paint like a master, while developing their own personal style. I enjoy sharing with my students an accumulation of knowledge and expertise in visual arts, which I’ve acquired from my extended academic learning, my extensive experience of daily practice, and from my God given talent and passion for the arts.

    - Bachelors of fine arts, major Graphic design

    from the ITAAUT; Technological Institut of Art, Design, Architecture and Urbanism, Tunis, Tunisia

    - Diploma of clothing design

    from AFPA; “Association de Formation Professionelle, Cherbourg, France”

    - Masters of Visual arts, Major: Applied arts

    from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France

    - Doctorate of Visual Arts

    from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France

    $25 for 2hrs sessions

    $200 for a course of 8 sessions of 2hrs 

    1- Make sure you have passion, patience and a true willingness to learn, because “Talent is simply the willingness to figure it out” as described by Master painter David Leffell.

    2- Look for an instructor who has a solid understanding of tools and principles of visual arts, mostly based on an academic extended training in the field. An instructor whose expertise shows through a mastery of various techniques of representational drawing and painting, where composition, light, space and expression are remarkably illustrated through a free melodic application of strokes and a symphonic use of color.

    3- practice, practice and practice 

    Am I willing to learn ?  Do I have enough passion, patience and perseverance to engage in the learning process?

    Services offered

    Graphic Design