About Leo Winstead

Leo Winstead is an artist, illustrator, and filmmaker based in the Twin Cities.  Over the last 18 years, he has worked as a freelance illustrator and animator.  His published work includes art for games, medical and editorial illustrations as well as designs for holiday-themed merchandise. Leo has an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and regularly teaches art classes and lectures throughout the Twin Cities. In 2003, he won an Artist’s Choice award for the painting, St. Jerome at the third Annual Juried Religious Art Show in northeast Minneapolis. In 2009, he illustrated the picture book Weaver of Song about the Christmas carol, "Silent Night."  In 2016, his film Eurytus won 2nd prize at the Square Lake Film & Music Festival.