Lisa Greenleaf grew up in the small coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and on the shores of
Province Lake, NH. At a very young age, she found her passion in drawing and painting. In 1984,
Lisa received her BA in Art from Keene State College and began working for an educational publishing
company, Curriculum Associates, LLC, as a designer and illustrator.
Throughout the years, Lisa continued illustrating, drawing, and painting, whether she was commissioned
by a client or inspired by a subject matter or surroundings. Lisa’s fine art blossoms from many different
heartfelt inspirations. Her realistic pieces are inspired by historical settings, landscapes, seacoasts, and her
love of animals and people. She creates visually stunning drawings and paintings by using a variety of
mediums, including graphite pencil, watercolor, colored pencil and acrylics. In 2004, Lisa established
Greenleaf Design Studio, a small company that provides clients with graphic design services, book publishing, illustrations, and fine arts.
Lisa has illustrated, adapted, written, designed, and helped publish several books, including the award winning John Greenleaf Whittier’s
The Barefoot Boy*, Women of Granite, Women of the Bay State, Women of the Golden State (part of the America’s Notable Women’s Series),
To My Countrywomen The Life of Sarah Josepha Hale. In 2008,Women of Granite, and again in 2009, The Life of Sarah
Josepha Hale were selected to represent the state of New Hampshire at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.
Lisa is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. She has participated
in several local art shows that featured both her detailed fine-art pieces and published books.
Lisa currently lives in New Hampshire with her family and her two adorable dogs.
*Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for 2011 Best Illustrator.