Lorenzo E. Green, a native of Mobile, AL, was born on October 6, 1961. Lorenzo's artistic talents were realized very young when he started drawing in the dirt with a stick at the age of three. Lorenzo was able to use a pencil long before preschool. He could draw almost any common thing in life with acute detail. In elementary school, Lorenzo helped his teachers decorate their bulletin boards with scenes that captured the spirit of special seasons and holidays.
Lorenzo started painting by the age of 6. By the age of 12, Lorenzo became serious about portrait drawing. Children in the neighborhood would take turns sitting while Lorenzo exercised his talents by drawing portraits of them. In junior high, Lorenzo attended art classes, but benefited little as these classes offered very little for the level of artist Lorenzo had already become. Noticing his artistic ability, Lorenzo's art teacher gave him some cans of paint and brushes and pointed to a wall in the back of the classroom. He told Lorenzo to "Go for it!" Lorenzo painted an amazing mural of the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Lorenzo continued to create bulletin boards and stage backdrops for the school events throughout his school term. Lorenzo advanced on his own to become a muralist and portrait artist.
Lorenzo has done hundreds of portraits. Some of Lorenzo's murals can be seen at all three Lambert's Cafeterias. His murals are done without pre-sketching, measuring or projectors. All of Lorenzo's work is free handed. Lorenzo has supported himself as an artist and muralist for over two decades.
On May 3, 2002, Lorenzo received a letter from President Bush thanking him for the first painting of the September 11 tragedy, “May God Forever Bless”. The second painting in this series, entitled “The Healing” was released on May 10, 2002. The third and final piece in the series was released on September 11, 2002.
Although Lorenzo’s talents have been recently publicized for his latest works in the September 11 series, Lorenzo has many beautiful and moving original works of art from a career that has lasted for most of his life. This quiet, kind-hearted, soft spoken gentleman paints with the passion of God in him.