Tony Almeida was born and raised in the Alfama District of Lisbon, Portugal. The district is the heart and soul of Portugal, and he tries to reflect this "heart and soul" through his paintings. Tony is basically self-taught, with some courses at the Belas Artes School of Lisbon, Portugal. He has exhibited his work around the State of Florida, to include the Backus Museum; Casselberry City Hall, and several solo exhibits at the Peabody Auditorium, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also has his painting "Night Rehearsal" on permanent display at the Peabody Auditorium. Besides Florida, he has also exhibited in Europe, and has been a cover artist on several Gage Publishing magazines. And was featured in the American Art Collector Magazine, and has been a featured Artist at www.Target.com.