Liliane Lear was born and raised in rural Manitoba and studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. She has been a full-time practicing artist for the past 40 years and is a prolific producer of work in a variety of media. In her early work she concentrated on photography, pencil drawings and oils on canvas, but has more recently shifted her efforts towards small and large-scale embroidery, closely stitched (a method she calls “vraifil”) mounted on Masonite board. Lear is represented by Lacosse Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has recently begun to exhibit work at various shows in Mississauga, Ontario, where she lives and works.
More examples of Liliane Lear’s amazing embroidery work can be found on her website vraifil.com