The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by Jim Danforth, great-nephew of the artist:
Helen Farley Blaney was born Helen Stevens Greenwood in Ipswich, MA, 1849. She was the sixth of the seven children of Thomas Smith Greenwood and Paulina Adams Thurlow Greenwood.
After marrying stock broker Henry Farley in 1867, Helen signed her works Helen S. Farley.
In 1870 Helen was an artist attached to a scientific expedition to Florida. A primary member of the expedition was Helen's brother-in-law: artist and naturalist Charles Johnson Maynard. One of Helen's ornithological illustrations appeared in Maynard's publication The Birds of Florida.
After Henry Farley's death, Helen married artist an
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