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2019  by Brie Hayden


Brie Hayden is an American realism artist from Northern Virginia, who works in a variety of mediums. 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 works to mimic the contours, light, and shadows she sees in her photo references. Working entirely freehand, Brie enjoys the challenge of not sketching out her work before she begins, especially when working in pen and ink. Her style continues to edge further into hyperrealism, as she works to perfect her craft.

Brie received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Minor in Studio Art from James Madison University in 2016. During her time at JMU Brie studied Italian Renaissance art in Florence for a semester. After college, Brie moved to Melbourne, Australia, which is often named the street art capital of the world, where she created her series of stippled animal drawings she later turned into her Dots Gone Wild series. Brie currently works full time as an artist for Madame Tussauds and fills her free time creating her own work. She is also part of the Artist in Residence program at Palette 22, a restaurant in Northern Virginia that encourages guests to learn about and support local artists.