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Brie Hayden is an American artist based in Richmond, VA, specializing in freehand graphite drawings with breathtaking realism. She is self-described as a left-brained artist obsessed with detail and shading. Brie’s drawing process becomes almost meditative for her, as she meticulously replicates the contours, light, and shadows found in her photo references. Her style continues to push further into hyperrealism, as she works to perfect her craft.

"My art is a celebration of detail and precision. I work exclusively in mediums that I can tightly control, making no unintended marks. Constantly sharpening my pencils and working entirely freehand, I draw objects with often unnoticed or unappreciated details. Carefully crafting each line and curve, I work to capture the subtle changes between highlights and shadows. The objects I depict are surrounded by large white spaces, allowing the viewer to be fully absorbed into the piece and appreciate its intricate details."

Shows & Awards

Upcoming Shows:

Seawall Art Show | August 24-25 | Portsmouth, VA

Bethesda Row Arts Festival | September 7-8 | Bethesda, MD

Past Shows:

Tephra ICA Arts Festival | May 18-19 | Reston, VA

Arts in the Park | May 4-5 | Richmond, VA


67th Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

  • Top 40 Selected for Judging | October 21-23

49th Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show

  • Third Place | October 2023

Crossroads Art Center

Artist in Residence | June 2023-Current

All Media Show | November 2023; May 2023; March 2023; January 2023; November 2022; September 2022; May 2022; March 2022

  • Third Place | January 2023

  • First Place | May 2022

  • Honorable Mention | March 2022

Virginia Beach Art Center

"Shades of Gray" | October 2023


The Art League at Torpedo Factory Art Center

"Open Exhibit" | March 2023; December 2022; May 2022; December 2021; August 2021; July 2021; May 2021; August 2020; January 2020;

  • Honorable Mention | December 2022

"Art on the Rocks" | September 2023; September 2021

"Petite December" | December 2022; December 2021

"Line by Line" | March 2021

"Feast" | November 2020


Annual Juried Art Exhibition | Spring 2023

Riverviews Artspace

14th Annual Juried Exhibition | November 2022


Latela Curatorial x ARTSY

"Women in the Arts" | Fall 2020

Palette 22

Artist in Residence | Oct 2019-July 2020

  • Artist of the Month | July 2020


Glavé Kocen

"From Me to You" | February 2020


Arches Online Artist Gallery | Ongoing

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