Alma Sheik was born in Suriname and started painting at a very young age. She has participated in many competitions winning several important prizes and has received numerous positive reviews in the press. Her work has been exhibited around the world in solo and group shows.
She lived in Holland for many years where she was part of a lively and supportive art scene which has deeply influenced her personal aesthetic vision. In 1994 she moved to a farm in Lucca, Italy where she lives surrounded by the extraordinary luminous beauty of Tuscany.