Felino Dumalo III was born on September 22, 1957 in San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. He studied at the University of the East, taking up Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1980. Fil has been a top contender in numerous art competitions.
He is well known for his macro renditions of vibrant, true-to-life subjects of the various flora with a touch of pointillism in monochromatic shades. In 1996, he was commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei to do a series of floral paintings for the palace.