Art by Leigh Murphy

*Awarded "AWS" Signature Membership in The American Watercolor Society

​*Juried into the 2013 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

*Inducted into the 2006-7 edition of Who's Who in American Women by merit of achievements in art.

*Published twice in "Splash, the best of American Watercolor" books

*Contributing writer to the Artists' Magazine and Watercolor Magic magazine

*Artwork featured in International Artist Magazine and American Conchologist magazine

*Youngest member of the Florida Watercolor Society to have earned a signature membership status

*Selected by the US State Department for exhibition in the US Embassies in Minsk Belarus, San Jose Costa Rica, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras

*Exhibited in the 2006, '08, '09, '10 American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York City

*2 Times artist in Residence for Duval County Public Schools

*Accepted into the 2010 National Watercolor Society's annual exhibition in San Pedro, CA



​Winner of over a hundred awards in competitions around the United Staes.

Some awards are:

​*Grand Prize and Honorable Mention in Watercolor Magic Magazine's national Watermedia Showcase competition.

*3 Honorable Mentions in the Artist's Magazine's National all media art competition.

*Region 1 medal winner in the National Parks Academy of the Arts "Arts for the Parks" competition.

Second Place in the National Watercolor Society's 2010 member's Show

*Best of Watercolor award won at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

*Multiple Awards won at the Gasparilla Arts Festival



Participated in over twenty museum exhibitions including:

*Solo Exhibition at MOCA Jacksonville, Florida 2014

*Springfield Art Museum's "Watercolor USA" show, Springfield, Missouri

*Air Venture Museum's "Master's of Aviation Art" in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

*2010 Tallahassee International all media competition, Florida State University Museum

*Appleton Art Museum, Ocala, Florida

*Museum of Florida Art, Deland, Florida

*Leepa-Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, Florida. 2 times

*Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida, 5 times

*MOCAJ (and previous incarnations), Jacksonville, Florida, 6 times






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