Tony Machado has been impressing art enthusiasts for over 40 years with his unique style of composition and figurative oil paintings. Growing up in Oakland, California, Tony demonstrated early talent and received a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art in San Francisco from 1970 - 1973. He painted many murals in the Mission District and around the Bay Area until 1978. Tony ran his own sign painting business, worked in a foundry that produced statues for the 1984 Summer Olympics, and opened "Heaven Smiles" silkscreen studios with Michael Rios, achieving many works including album covers for Carlos Santana. Tony continued to create original pieces and spent eight years in Humboldt County painting and showing his art. In 2012 Tony moved his studio to Grass Valley, California, and maintains his creative motivation with his many styles and talents with the brush.