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 or online, Leo expresses the silhouette and patterns of contemporary dress, creating intimate social portraits of people, places and their communities.
Since 2008 Leo has shared these drawings online via this blog, which has since grown into an archive of impressions of fashion culture observed from his own experiences. The project has seen the artist 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.

Leo set up a studio in London in 2014 and has since contributed to The Daily Telegraph UK, L'Officiel, Vogue, Sunday Style and Architectural Digest; illustrated numerous publications for Hardie Grant Books UK including Style Forever by Alyson Walsh, and collaborated with brands such as Gucci, Chloé and Louis Vuitton.

Leo sees contributing to such publications as an extension of his work with galleries and museums. Since 2008 he has been both an exhibitor and curator of exhibitions with artist-run spaces, regional and commercial galleries. Most notably at the leading Melbourne gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, exhibiting an animated piece and at the National Gallery of Victoria where the Fashion and Textiles curator commissioned him to create an online drawing project and present a public lecture on his artistic process.

Leo's studies in art and fashion were honed with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts (2009). Prior to this, he completed at Post-Graduate Diploma of Art History (2006) at Adelaide University after studying painting and Asian Art History at the Japanese University Kansai Gaidai. This institution was attended in connection with his Bachelor of International Studies (2004) also taken at Adelaide University where he was Arts Editor of the university publication On Dit.

Recent exhibitions include Drawing Paris, Rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris, December 2013, Without My Camera, Chiltern Street Studio, London, July 2015 and Vitrine, curated by Mirna Heruc, University of Adelaide, February 2016.

Leo is currently working as a columnist for The Adelaide Review, where the concept behind this blog has grown into a larger project profiling the people of Adelaide in Drawn to the City.

All images are copyright Leo Greenfield


Australian Vogue features my work in print and on film in the April edition of the magazine.

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

CLIQUE Magazine profiles my latest projects.

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

Studio interview and new works on show with Modern Times, Melbourne, March 2015.

Broadsheet reviews The Design Files' grand exhibition, Open House, that featured my work from London, December 2014.

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

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

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

A glimpse of life on the Paris Fashion circuit as State of Style interviews me at the Peachoo + Krejberg Spring Summer 2014 collection.

Tina Isaac Goizé introduces me to the readers to after my first exhibition in Paris.

Fluoro Magazine talks to me about the development of my drawings and art practice.

ELLE reviews my work and projects in Paris, France.

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

Diane Pernet features my work after a wonderful lunch date, see A Shaded View of Fashion.

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

My Vogue Diary from the runways and the streets of Paris, October 2013.

Australian Vogue features my work in the October 2013 Edition, as I work from the magazine's office to capture the  changing style of the Fashion Editors.

Patty Huntington published my vision of Marie Antoinette at Versailles with the Frockwriter.

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

Three Thousand reviews my work and I take on their street style section.

The Design Files showcases my drawings from 2012.

YEN magazine explores my world, thanks to writer Lisa Marie Corso.

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

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

Cover illustrations for AMPERSAND MAGAZINE.

Installation project and exhibition at Melbourne's contemporary public art space PLATFORM.