Artist Interview: Madeline Northway

Madeline Northway is an amazing artist. Trained at Columbia College Chicago in the art of commercial photography, Madeline is interested in fashion and beauty photography. Her portraits bring out the best features in all of her models. Madeline's positive attitude makes anyone who walks through the door feel welcome. We are excited to showcase this up and coming artist and can't wait to one day see her work in Vogue someday.


What is your name?

Madeline Northway

What’s your favorite color?


What’s your current studio jam?

Fleetwood Mac or Paul Simon Radio

Who’s art are you digging lately?

Jeff Tse's beauty work is incredible!

 What’s on your summer reading list?

The Universe In a Single Atom by the Dalai Lama

What’s your favorite place in Chicago?

Big star, duh!

What’s your hidden talent?

I'm really great at watching trash tv.

 What’s your favorite YouTube video?

 Robin Thicke's music video for Blurred Lines. Such a great video and song.

What is your favorite class to teach and/or what class would you like to take?

Riveted Rings with Alex was so great! I'd love to take more jewelry/metal classes with him.

Okay, let’s get serious…

 What’s role at One Strange Bird?

I'm Nicole's little sister! I love to hang around and work for her when everyone else is out of town... I'm also designing her new website and I provide photographic services for the store!

 How would you describe your artwork?

Clean and colorful with vintage inspiration. I also love to work with studio lighting!


How does your art relate to your work at One Strange Bird and vice versa?

I take photos for one strange bird quite often! It's not like my beauty or fashion work but it still has the same feel as all my other work!

What type of art do you want to try?

I love making jewelry... I really want to get back into it!

What publication do you see yourself in a few years from now?

I'd love to have my work in any fashion or beauty magazine. My dream would be V :)



Check out Madeline's photographs on her website and in person at the opening reception for "We're All In This Together" this Saturday, August 3rd, from 6:00-9:00pm.