Cody began painting in 2010 at The William Woodward School of Fine Art in Warrenton. Both William Woodward and Becky Parrish were responsible for her early instruction. Other mentors include Juan Jr Ramirez and Steven S Walker. Cody Leeser has been a judge at The Piedmont Regional Art show and has won Best In Show at that venue. Her work has been collected in Internationally. She has organized all the artists showing at Middleburg Common Grounds since 2015. Cody Lives in Orlean with her husband and leads a quiet life.