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Lisa Greenleaf has earned many prestigious awards and honors for her fine art, illustrations, book & cover designs, and writings. Learn what experts and leaders have to say about these books and the awards below.
Putting pictures to her ancestors words.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Interviewed by Karen Meyers, Reporter, Producer, Anchor
Artist Lisa Greenleaf makes books come alive with her magical drawings. She's illustrated dozens of books most notably "The Barefoot Boy", reaching back in history to collaborate with her relative poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
by Lisa Greenleaf
Featured June 2021
Winner of the 2021 Talent Calendar
Chosen from hundreds of talented art submissions, Lisa Greenleaf's fine art piece "Serenity" was chosen to be included in 2021 Aquents calender. Her piece will be featured June 2021, on all of Aquents social media channels. They will also be sharing each monthly winners here: Talent Calendar download page
Lisa Greenleaf guest on "Well Spoken"
with host Dave Cohen
June 25, 2015
"Art is in My Heart" By Doug Robinson
January 10, 2014
Award winning local artist, author and children's book illustrator Lisa Greenleaf was the featured Artist of the Month for January at the Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson.
Greenleaf displayed dozens of her original artwork creations and had many of her publications available for sale and autographing in the library's community room. Greenleaf's artwork and publications include the children's book, John Greenleaf Whittier's The Barefoot Boy, When Rivers Burned-The Earth Day Story, Women of the Granite State-25 Women of NH, and her newest book, Feathers and Trumpets and many more.
She has earned the distinction of being awarded the
2011 Bronze Moonbeam Children's Book Award-Best
Illustrated, 2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards, Finalist...
Video clip from Lisa Greenleaf's solo "Fine Art & Book Signing"
By Doug Robinson, January 7, 2014
Award Winning Illustrator featured on Girl Scout Studio
April 7, 2012
Nashua, NH – Sponsored by Apprentice Shop Books (Amherst, NH) and the Children's Book Council, local award winning author/illustrator Lisa Greenleaf (Nashua, NH) will be the featured illustrator on the Girl Scout Studio website from April 9 through 13. The Girl Scout Studio initiative is intended to encourage and inspire storytellers at all age levels. The interactive website (http://studio.girlscouts.org/) offers insights into the creative process that authors and illustrators use to create their works. New authors and illustrators are added weekly and questions can be submitted online.
As a former First Class Girl Scout, Lisa Greenleaf was an excellent match for the program. Throughout the application process, the Girl Scouts were looking for participants whose projects “build girls of courage, confidence and character.” Ms. Greenleaf's projects do exactly that. READ MORE
February 13, 2014 (2013)
at the Birthplace of John Greenleaf
This is an amazing event that If you just want to view my part in the video scroll in 30.43 min.
More of The Whittier Birthplace
Hometown artist wins prestigious award for her first children’s book.
November 18, 2011
Lisa Greenleaf, formally of Manchester By-The-Sea, was recently awarded the Bronze Medal for Illustration from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for her newly published book John Greenleaf Whittier’s The Barefoot Boy. Ms. Greenleaf fulfilled a dream of bringing her ancestor’s poem and story back to life through 26 captivating illustrations. Ms. Greenleaf’s adaptation also includes a brief biography of Mr. Whittier’s countless achievements and accomplishments as a New England Quaker, poet, abolitionist, mentor to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, and a contemporary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Fireside Poets.
Bringing Haverhill poem to life Modern 'Barefoot Boy'
poses for book illustrations
By Mike LaBella
September 23, 2011
HAVERHILL — On a crisp November day in 2009, Aaron Zaino climbed trees at the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace, gingerly crossed the historic property shoeless, and stood barefoot on stones in Fernside Brook — where the famous poet fished in his youth. On Sunday, Haverhill’s reigning Barefoot Boy will be wearing sneakers when he and professional fine art illustrator Lisa Greenleaf, a descendent of the Whittier family, sign copies of her new book, “The Barefoot Boy.”
It features 27 colorful illustrations that accompany stanzas of Whittier’s poem, a reflection of his summer days as a child. READ MORE