Chady Elias is an established visual artist, university-level educator, author, master iconographer, and creativity coach and mentor.
Chady holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. His higher education degrees include philosophy, theology, sacred art, music, and life-business-artistic-spiritual coaching. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Chady is a master of non-derivative works. His artistic life started at a very tender age, and he presented his first visual arts exhibition at the age of twelve. Chady’s extensive body of work is featured in private and public collections worldwide including France, Italy, Croatia, Lebanon, Mexico, Cyprus, Australia, Peru, Switzerland, and the United States.
Chady Elias was born and raised in Lebanon, Chady’s passion for art began at the early age of four. His resourcefulness was demonstrated through his innovative ways while growing up during the time of a war-torn country. His mother’s old tablecloths were his canvases and he quickly learned how to create his own colors from natural materials.
Chady accomplished his first art exhibition at the age of twelve. Inspired by his success from that pivotal moment, he continued his professional career through his formal education and masterpiece creations which include Watercolor, Tempera, Fresco, Secco and L'encaustique paintings, Religious Byzantine Icons, Sculptures, Mosaics, Stained Glass, Fusing and Restorations. His mastery of technique has been expressed through his unique style, which permeates through all of his artistic endeavors.
His exhibitions have been displayed worldwide in national museums, universities, churches, public settings and private places around the world in France, Italy, Croatia, Lebanon, Mexico, Cyprus, Australia, Peru, Switzerland, and the United States.
Chady’s professional studies include a Masters in Sacred and Fine Arts, Interior Design, Pontifical studies in Theology and Philosophy, Music at the National Conservatory, Executive Coaching and extensive training in the conservation and restoration of Mural Paintings under renowned instructors with ICROM and UNESCO.
He has taught numerous courses and seminars at the Masters level in Anatomy and Iconographical Graphics, Iconography, Restoration, Mosaics, Stained Glass, Fusing, Mural Painting, Experimental Art and Photoshop. Today you can learn with Chady the following programs online: Gided painting lessons, Expressiv art, Find your Artistic Style and Art Business. See here >>>
Chady has been featured in many public and private TV programs and documentary films. His exquisite use of color, precision and mixed medias reflect his creativity, spirituality, emotion and graceful artistic movement. They are all a part of a visual journey, which can be lived and experienced through his art.