I am Jerome Martinez a Pueblo Native artist from the Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico, USA. I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon, chalk, or pencil in my hand.
Born in Los Alamos, NM in 1961 - I am happily married with 3 beautiful grown daughters and I have 12 Grandchildren.
I come from rich artistic heritage, my Great Grandmother was potter Maria Martinez. Grand parents Adam and Santana Martinez also from San Ildefonso and Ada Mirabal from Nambe Pueblo.
My background professionally was in Wildland Firefighting for 12 years. I have fought over 100 wildfires and have experienced a near death burn over in April of 1996. I continued to fight wildfires until 2007, when I voluntarily left the National Park Service to help family care for my mother.
I still enjoy working in the great outdoors, I was employed by my Tribe as the Manager/Ranger of Parks and Wildlife in 2015, where I managed the Tribal lands maintaining the Tribes trout lake and Big Game Hunting in the Fall and Winter.
Always an entrepreneur, I also have previously owned and operated a salsa business, always selling my paintings and prints as time permits.
With Pueblo Prints, I envision having the capabilities to travel to visit family in Idaho, North Dakota, Minnesota and Virginia. And also to help family here in my home state of New Mexico.