Mary Ann Green was born in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. She went to the Mid Warwickshire College of Art and then Goldsmiths College of ART IN London where she gained an NDD and also a Post Graduate in Fine Art and Film Making.
She has specialised in work with disabled adults and moved to Cornwall in 1973. Since then she has regular commissioned designs and has written work for Arts and Craft Magazine and Bright Ideas Books for primary school level.
She has had several craft books published, and has in the last ten years worked with dancers both with the Shallal Dance Theatre and with the Rambert Dance company at the Hall for Cornwall.