Born in Johannesburg in 1942, and lived there ever since except for a short spell of two years in Cape Town. Educated at Linden High School where one of his matric subjects was art under the tuition of Herman Douwes. After one year of military training in the artillery, he completed a three-year diploma in graphic design at the Johannesburg School of Art under Phil Botha and George Boys. It was the influence of George Boys that induced a lifelong love for abstract art in Almero.
The love of drawing and painting started at a very young age and was encouraged by his parents. After art college he worked in the architectural fiels and for many years specialized in architectural perspective renderings. Painting however was always his first love, and he was a productive artist during his architectural period. From 2007 he has been painting full time and has had several successful exhibitions since. Almero knows South Africa an Namibia backwards, travels regularly with his camera and can tell you a story about every work. He has a huge interest in South African steam engines and has produced work in this field. Another great love is ships and sailing. He has owned several sail-boats and has a lot of blue water sailing experience. Marine painting has been a part of his life since his teenage years. Another huge interest is astronomy – also taken up at the age of fourteen and remaining to this day.