Eric Green was given a full scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design at the age of 16. After attending the school for a week, he left to ride freights across the country, spending four years on the road. He taught at Sienna College, Albany, NY (2009). He also received the following grants and awards: Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowship (1979); Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowship (1983); Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowship (1985); and Merit Award, National Academy of Design (1996). In addition to painting for 30 years, he worked in a frame shop, assembled pulp testers, traveled with a carnival, restored houses, painted industrial buildings from a hanging scaffold, designed two labels for Brazilian beers, written four novels and column for the local paper. In New England his paintings have been exhibited at the Ogunquit Museum, Brattleboro Museum, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and the Portland Museum.
Eric Green presented the following personal exhibitions: Eric Green: Drawings, Haley & Steele, Boston, MA (1991); Thos. Moser, Portland, ME (1994); Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (1997); Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (2001). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: A Class Portrait, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT (1981); From Vermont, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT (1986); Creative Eye, Talented Hands, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (1990); Downtown/Downeast, Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, ME (1990); Frost Gully Gallery, Portland, ME (1990); The Great Indoors, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Frost Gully Gallery, Portland, ME (1992); Mainescapes: 1990-1992, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME (1993); Art from the Driver's Seat: Americans and Their Cars, show traveling at 10 regional museums (1995-1997); 171st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1996); Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (1996); Realism in 20 th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME (1997); Portland Museum Biennial, Portland, Maine (1998); Gallery Henoch, New York, NY (1999); and Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport, ME (2008).
Artworks by Eric Green are kept at the following collections: The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens; John Ames III, Rockport, Maine; Fruit of the Loom, Inc, Chicago, Illinois; L.L. Bean, Inc. Freeport, Maine; Richard Russo, Camden, ME; Dr. Tillmann Hellwig, Stuttgart, Germany; Terry Herndon, Carlisle, Massachusetts; Orton Porter Jackson, Kennebunkport, Maine; Roger Lombard, Zurich, Switzerland; Pierce Atwood LLP, Portland, Maine; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine.