Madeleine Hay is currently working as an artist, designer and poet. As an artistic entrepreneuer & multidisciplinary artist,  Madeleine has professional experience in the high-end fashion design and interior design worlds as well as a foundational education in the fine arts. Achieving a BA in Apparel Design from RISD Madeleine works with a multi-faceted and intuitive approach in all of her projects. Madeleine’s personal and commissioned artworks encompass a vast range of mediums and modalities. Whether it is designing womenswear apparel, painting a piece of fine artwork or composing a poem, the the usual way Madeleine begins a creation is by a wisp of imagining followed by a zen-like approach of thought and reflection. The common thread throughout Madeleine’s art and design work are the gestural, whimsical and colorful qualities present. The conception of a series is often illuminated by a subtle undercurrent of a sentiment about the world’s happenings. The mind is a vessel, the hands are the tools and the work is the avenue of expression to inspire others.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2012, BFA Apparel design w/ honors


Ralph Lauren HQ, Designer (New York, NY)

Alexander McQueen HQ, Intern (London, England)

Kathleen Hay Designs, Senior Designer (Nantucket, MA)

The School of Boston Ballet, Intern (Boston, MA)


Artists Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women (2020)

Robert Perrin Award for Watercolorist of the Year, Artists Association of Nantucket (2019)

Robert C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artist, Artists Association of Nantucket (2018)

Artists Association of Nantucket Acceptance (2017)

National Arts Club Acceptance (2015)


Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket, 2021

Group Exhibit (If As a Dream Series), Graficas Gallery 2018

Solo Show (Floral Blots Series), Artists Association of Nantucket 2018

Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket 2018

Group Exhibit with a spotlight (Fading Island Series), Graficas Gallery 2017

Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket, 2017


November 2017 – Feature in Mahon About Town (click here or on image below for full story)