Jerry Salinas graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago with a degree in Illustration and Fine Arts where he studied with Bill Parks. He has been working as an illustrator since the mid-1990’s for many ad agencies and his work is represented in Chicago and New York. He balances his interest in illustration work with his love for fine art. Jerry is a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, where he has studied with Romel de la Torre, Clayton J. Beck III and various visiting painters. Jerry now lives in Phoenix, AZ pursuing his passion for oil paintings. Going from painting a few hours a week to several hours every day is pushing his work to a new level. He is also teaching local classes at the prestigious Scottsdale Artists’ School.