Almero was born in Johannesburg in 1942 and has lived there ever since, except for a short spell when he spent 2 years in Cape Town. He was educated at Linden High School under the tuition of Herman Douwes. His love of drawings started at a young age and was encouraged by his parents. He worked in architecture doing perspective renderings for many years but waiting has always been his first love. Almero has painted full time sine 2007.