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Lisa Greenleaf in the news

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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.

New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf featured on WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle

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.

New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf featured on WMUR
New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf working in her studio
award-winning New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf
award-winning New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf in her studio
New Hampshire artist Lisa Greenleaf creating illustrations in her studio
Lisa Greenleaf Aquent 2021 calendar winner
Lisa Greenleaf's fine art piece "Serenity" chosen to be included in Aquent 2021 calendar

by Lisa Greenleaf

Featured June 2021

Winner of the 2021 Talent Calendar
December 2020
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 appearance on Well Spoken with Dave Cohen

Lisa Greenleaf guest on "Well Spoken"
with host Dave Cohen 
June 25, 2015

Lisa Greenleaf featured artist of the month
Lisa Greenleaf featured in Nashua Telegraph

"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

Lisa Greenleaf in the news
Lisa Greenleaf featured on Girl Scout Studio

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 (  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

Lisa Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace SNOWBOUND Weekend


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

Lisa Greenleaf featured in Manchester Cricket
Lisa Greenleaf wins prestigious award for her first children's book

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.


Lisa Greenleaf featured in Eagle-Tribune
Lisa Greenleaf brings John Greenleaf Whittier poem to life in new book, The Barefoot Boy
Lisa Greenleaf's The Barefoot Boy features 27 colorful illustrations

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

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