Felino Dumalo III was born on September 22, 1957 in San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. He studied at the University of the East with a course in 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.