Jerry Salazar is a contemporary artist based in New Mexico. Born and raised on the Navajo reservation, Salazar grew up without running water and electricity, but In spite of coming from a background without many opportunities, he became interested in art from a young age and would often sketch using cinder from the wood fire on the ground. His passion for artwork only increased as he grew older and as a young man he honed his natural born skills and developed his signature artistic style and method that he uses to this present day.
Jerry is a self-taught artist and gains inspiration for his artwork from life on the Navajo Reservation. He is known for his extraordinary ability to create wildlife and landscape scenes as well as detailed Native American portraits.