MARY LAMB GREENE
Illustrator and Fine Artist
Mary Lamb Greene is a former children's librarian (Providence
Athenaum) turned artist and illustrator. She loves to do watercolor
painting, wash drawings, charcoal and pen and ink drawings
of architectural and natural history subjects but she is also
a cut paper artist. She has illustrated 3 children's books
(two with cut paper and one in ink and watercolor), and is
a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
(SCBWI). Her illustrations have been published in 'Quix Art
Quarterly', 'The Magazine Antiques' and currently, the Kid's
Page of the newlsletter of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
She has shown her work at galleries in Massachusetts and RI
and has an on-going exhibit at the Beacon and Eggs Restaurant
in Albion (Lincoln), RI.
Mary Lamb Greene's early years were spent in Maine and Gloucester,
MA. Her life-long love of the outdoors and interest in the
natural sciences comes from her early surroundings and is
reflected in her art interests. She attended Tufts University
and graduated with a degree in Geology. She has worked at
the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University,
the Geology Department at MIT, the U.S. Geological Survey
in Boston and the Museum of Natural History at Roger Williams
Park. After the birth of her three children, she fell in love
with children's literature and the wonderful illustrations
of children's books.
Art projects have always been a part of her work in Providence,
painting murals and doing special projects at the Martin Luther
King School, natural history exhibits at Roger Williams Park
Natural History Museum and through the many children's programs
she has done as Children's Librarian at the Providence Athenaeum
Library for 15 years. She has done many programs of storytelling
with cut paper at the Athenaeum and has shared her illustrations
and stories at many schools and libraries in Providence and
the surrounding area.
Her husband, Richard Lawrence Greene, has been an antique
dealer for many years in Rhode Island and Connecticut. He
is also a builder of wooden sailing craft. Mary currently
lives on the East Side of Providence, with her husband, in
a white house, with a white fence, a delightful garden and
a shed full of boats.