Thomas de Souza was born in Goa, then part of Portuguese India, in 1933. He studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the renowned School of Fine Arts of Bombay. He has painted all his life in the oil medium although he paints in water colours as well. De Souza has won many juried awards, is a member of the Arts club of Montreal, Dorval Artists Association and the prestigious Lakeshore Artists Association. He has had many group and solo exhibitions and his paintings are to be found in many corporate and private collections in Canada, the USA, Israel, India, Japan and France.