Robert Leedy was born in Winter Haven, Florida in 1956. Leedy grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and exhibited a promising, early talent in drawing and painting. He later studied art at Valdosta State University where he earned a BFA in Art in 1979. Leedy developed a love for the medium of watercolor and an early, personal style emerged. Upon graduating, Leedy worked in Jacksonville as a graphic designer before entering a 12-year career in the fine wine business. Leedy followed his career to a wine position in the Virgin Islands where he later met his future wife, Vicky. Not long after the couple married, Vicky accepted a new position with her company in Europe. Robert left his job in the wine business and began painting full time. The couple began a series of moves that led them throughout Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Robert & Vicky now reside in Jacksonville and after more than 20 years of being away, Robert is thrilled to be back in Jacksonville.
He has exhibited his work throughout the US and Puerto Rico and has past affiliations with Asociación de Acuarelistas de Puerto Rico, The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, The Colorado Watercolor Society and The Georgia Watercolor Society. Leedy is currently a member of The National Watercolor Society.
Robert Leedy’s work is represented at Southlight Gallery in Downtown Jacksonville and at his working studio in the CoRK Arts District (603 King Street, corner of Phyllis Street). CoRK Studio visits are by appointment only; please message Robert Leedy through his website.