Leo Greenfield is an artist with a passion for drawing. His works concentrate on illustrating from memory the ever-changing space of street life and culture. On paper and online, Greenfield expresses the silhouette and patterns of contemporary dress, creating intimate portraits of people and places.

Since 2008 Greenfield has shared these drawings via this website, which has grown into an archive of fashion culture observed through his own experiences. Central to his art practice is the connection between the handmade and the digital – all his works, though shared via social media, are grounded in traditional making.

Studying at the University of Adelaide his career in the arts began while contributing to the University’s weekly newspaper On Dit. Here Greenfield published his work while studying a Bachelor of International Studies and later Post Graduate Art History. During this time he also studied Japanese art and culture at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka.

Furthering his education at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Greenfield continued to explore his passion for art making with a Bachelor of Fine Art, graduating in 2010. Greenfield’s drawing practice has seen him gain invitations to international fashion weeks in Sydney, Paris and London and in 2013 he undertook an artist residency in the atelier of Martin Grant Paris. In 2014 he set up a studio in East London to further develop his unique illustrative style of drawing.

The London projects allowed Greenfield to work with publishing and fashion houses, seeing his work printed in leading magazines and books. Journalism for Greenfield activates his art practice and he has since contributed to The Daily Telegraph UK, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Wish Magazine, Viva (NZ), Architectural Digest, L'Officiel, Vogue and Harper’s BAZAAR

For Stripes Publishing and Hardie Grant Books UK Greenfield has illustrated books including Style Forever by Alyson Walsh. Since returning to Australia he has collaborated with brands such as The Daily Edited, Brooks Brothers, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Chanel to create limited edition collections, store installations and live drawing events.

Greenfield has shown his artwork widely with exhibitions in France and the UK. Australian career  highlights include projects with The Design Files, public talks given at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia, drawing performances at the Powerhouse Museum and collaborations with the Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas and the Sydney Jewish Museum.

Alongside his art practice Greenfield created a monthly column for the The Adelaide Review that celebrated the lives of South Australians from 2016 to 2020.

To collect original artwork by Leo Greenfield please visit, Art Images Gallery.

All images are copyright Leo Greenfield 2023.


The 45 installations turning Sydney into a rainbow, Sydney Morning Herald, 2023

World Pride 2023, Sydney Jewish Museum, 2023

Season Ticket, Harper's BAZAAR, 2023

Beach towel collaboration with Frida Las Vegas, Sydney 2023

Vogue interview by Jen Nurick, 2020

Profile, This is Nice, 2020

Behind the scenes of my cover for WISH Magazine, The Australian, 2020

Mister Wolf interview about my studio practice, 2020

Makers Who Inspire film by Henry Thong, 2018

Drawing for Australian Vogue, 2017

5 Digital Designers, GQ, 2017

Featured in Out Magazine as one of nine Fashion Illustrators to watch alongside Richard Haines, Kitty N Wong, David Downton and Donald Robertson, 2017

Lisa Armstrong publishes my illustrations in the UK's Daily Telegraph as Style Forever is launched in London, April 2015

Broadsheet reviews The Design Files' grand exhibition, Open House, that featured my work from London, December 2013

Colin McDowell writes about my work for The Business of Fashion in his article, Could Illustration Offer an Antidote to Fashion Banality?, 2013

STATUS Magazine features my work as part of their Arts Edition, February, 2014

Drawing fashion at the studio of Martin Grant, Vogue, 2013

La Mode La Mode La Mode covers my exhibition in Paris for French Television,  December, 2013

The Design Files captures my life in Paris and most recent works, with full feature article, 2013

My Fashion Week Diary in Australian Vogue, 2013

THE AGE reports on the lives of Australians in Paris for Fashion Week, thanks to writer Emily Ward, 2013

Drawing Fashion in Melbourne, NGV, 2013

Surfer and blogger, Rebecca Olive writes so well at Make Friends with the Neighbours, 2012

The International Business Times reports on my adventures in Paris for Spring/ Summer Fashion Week 2012

The Design Files showcases my drawings, 2012

Fashion Hayley's photographs of my studio at the Victorian College of the Arts, 2009