Gerry Segismundo was born in the Philippines. His interest and passion in art became apparent in his earliest days of childhood where he started painting birds and landscapes in watercolor. Stemming from the influence of talented parents and blessed by grandparents and great grandparents who are both artistically and musically inclined, he drew well from an early age and was naturally gifted. Gerry has studied in the field of psychology, psychiatric nursing and medicine while polishing his aesthetic skills under the guidance and tutoring of distinctive, accomplished artists in the Philippines including his cousin national artist Lito Mayo, realist painter Teodorico Cumagon Jr., and famous portrait artist Henry Dizon. While working as a psychiatric nurse, he continued to further enhance his skills in Los Angeles through extensive formal training in figure painting and gesture drawing under Samuel Goffredo, impressionism and abstraction under Renee Amitai.