She attended Duke University, originally intending to become a brain surgeon — the origin of her nickname "Doctor" She eventually graduated in 1951 with a degree in art history.
With graphic arts department Charlotte engraving, 1951-1955. Artist, salesperson, designer Southern Engraving, Atlanta, 1955-1961. Member of advisory panels Florida Arts Council, 1975-1993.\r\nFounder Friends of Spruce Creek Preserve, Florida, 1997.
One-woman shows include Hunter Museum Art, Chattanooga, 1968, 75, 79, Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida, 1968, 76, Mint Museum Art, Charlotte, 1968, 76, Duke U. Museum, Durham, North Carolina, 1969, High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1975, Greenville County Museum Art, South Carolina., 1976, Columbia Museum Art, South Carolina., 1976, Ringling Museum Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1976, Mississippi Museum Art, Jackson, 1979, Museum Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1980, Le Moyne College Art Foundation, Tallahassee, 1980, Anniston Museum, Natural History, Alabama, 1980, G. McKenna Gallery, Charlotte, 1983, Foster Harmon Galleries, Sarasota, 1984, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, 1984, Albertson Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, 1993, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, 1995, Pensacola (Florida) Museum Art, 1996-1997. Group shows include Jacksonville Art Museum, 1971-1972, 72, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 1972-1973, Mississippi Museum Art,1978, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, New York City, 1979, North. Miami Museum, Florida, 1984, Center Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, 1986, Sampson Art Gallery, Stetson University, DeLand, 1990, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, 1990, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1990, 91, 2d International Ephemeral Sculptures Exhibition, Fortaleza, Brazil, 1991, Duncan Gallery of Art, DeLand, 1991, Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, 1992, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, 1992, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, 1993, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, 1995, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1996.\r\nCommissions include Florida State Legislation Building, International Business Machines Corporation, Atlanta, Orlando International Airport, Florida, others Represented in permanent collections Hunter Museum Art, Chattanooga, Jacksonville Art Museum, Columbus Museum Art, Ohio, Duke University, Durham, Greenville County Museum Art, Illinois Wesleyan University, Mint Museum Art, Mission.Mus.
Art, Museum Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, National Museum American Art, Washington, Stetson University, Deland, Florida, United States Florida, Tampa, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, others\r\nFounder Atlantic Center for Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1977-1978, trustee, 1979-1986, advisory county 1986-1992. Trustee Museum Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, 1977-1978, Florida Conservation Foundation, 1981-1985. Member of advisory commission Canaveral National Seashore, 1975-1985.\r\nBoard of directors Coastal Ednl.
Broadcasters, Incorporated, New York Smyrna Beach, 1983-1990. Member international advisory board Louisiana Napoule Art Foundation, France, 1987-1994.\r\nNational Endowment Arts fellow, 1972. Florida Fine Arts Council fellow, 1977.
Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1977.\r\nRecipient Humanist Arts award American Humanist Association, 1990, Florida Arts Recognition award 1993, Outstanding Alumnaeaward Zeta Tau Alpha, 1994, Florida Ambassador of the Arts award, 1997. NamedFla. Ambassador Fine Arts, 1997. Avocations:.
Member advisory panels Florida Arts Council, 1975-1993;l founder Friends of Sprice Creek Preserve, Florida, 1997, Atlantic Center Arts, New Smyrna Beach, 1977-1978, trustee, 1979-1986, advisory council, 1986-1992. Trustee Museum Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, 1977-1978, Florida Conservation Foundation, 1981-1985. Member advisory commission Canaveral National Seashore, 1975-1985.
Board directors Coastal Educational Broadcasters, Incorporated, New York Smyrna Beach, 1983-1990. Member international advisory board La Napoule Art Foundation, France, 1987-1994.
Daughter of Ernest R. leeper and Pauline A. (Fry) Leeper Harrison.