Smiroldo was born in New Orleans, not far from the French quarter
and bourbon street the birthplace of jazz. He became interested
in art at an early age, especially the works of those who veered
from classical technique.
impressionists - Van Gogh,Gaguin, Lautrec, etc. the light worshipers,
those who would seek out a deeper knowledge of its essence and
improvise with pigment, the light plays, their values and intensity
manipulations. To reproduce the illusions that light creates.
Just as the jazzman veers from classical technique and improvises
with tone and value changes to create their illusions that we
was through his viewing of these musicians playing their songs,
he realized that they and the things around them exist to the
eye only because of the various light sources that create them.
It is there illusions that he tries to recreate with his paintings.
is for this reason that his work has been collected by admirers
from both here and abroad, including celebrities from the entertainment
and sports world.
with the advent of this website he is able to get to the collectors
of his work anytime they wish to visit and view this online gallery.
And now he has entered the world of giclee imagery from his originals,
in order to bring to his collectors, the ability to purchase new
images of jazz as well as other subjects they may be interested
in. he has developed and applies to his giclees an imposto technique
by hand with the same strokes as he chooses his colors to do his
originals, hence each giclee is different and original in their