Deborah Hanson Greene

painter and writer

Deborah Hanson Greene is a watercolorist and a writer.
She paints primarily still-life
studies, and to a lesser extent, landscapes à plein air.

A prolific painter, she has juggled her preferred calling with a full-time career as a public-relations or grants-writer for non-profits and colleges, and briefly as an admin staffer on Capital Hill. Her paintings have been accepted into juried exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, and the Maryland Art League in Annapolis. Work was featured in two Annapolis galleries and various coffeehouses and cafés in Annapolis and Baltimore. Since returning to her childhood home in rural western Massachusetts, where she lives and works, she has exhibited at the Berkshire Co-op Market, The Marketplace Café, The Sheffield Collection (fabric/design house), and Real Gustavian (Swedish antiques/design house). A graduate of Vassar College, Greene left the East

Coast to work in the Midwest as a young program organizer/writer for a Native American tribal government, a major university and a private college, and later for non-profits in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, including a regional ballet company. In-between jobs, she traveled to Mexico, Canada, Peru, and the Caribbean, then embarked on an eight-month trucking-camping expedition through the African continent, and later trekked two months in Nepal. These life-changing experiences provided a rich source of material for painting and writing. Appreciating the northern skies and landscapes that once inspired her to paint as a child, Greene shares an 1870s Victorian with her partner David and two cats. ♦