Ernesto Giro, Miami Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement I was born in Havana, Cuba on November 7 1960. I came to the US during the last "liberty flights" via the already extinct carrier Pan Am airlines in July of 1971.
I began painting at the early age of 13 experimenting with oil on canvas in Miami. I inherited my artistic talents in art specially in portraits from my uncle the late Rafael Giro who was my teacher and mentor. Some of my works are displayed in the colonial city of Quito, Ecuador and on family and friends homes.