Born in Hampshire, England, in 1963, Louise Dear initially followed a passion in fashion and considered a career in it, studying Fashion Design at Medway College of Art & Design. Upon graduation she began travelling in a Vintage Pink Ambulance around Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She settled in the latter for seven years to work as an exhibition designer.
Returning to the UK for the birth of her daughter in 1993, Dear took on an art course at the University College Chichester and graduated in 1998, at this point she began to take the art world by storm, her pieces finding their ways into a variety of exhibitions, galleries and museums around the UK, USA and Australia, her greatest show being at the Royal Academy.
As the noughties came to a close, Dear was signed with Washington Green in 2010 and her works began becoming published, following this in July 2011 she was commissioned by Alfa Romeo to produce a line of her works influenced by the Alfa Romeo Mito. A year later in July 2012, she was commissioned by Castle Galleries to produce artwork to be worn on a hat at Ladies Day at Ascot in England. Today, Louise Dear lives with her daughter Lama-sea Dear in Totnes.