Albert Nells was raised in Cedar Springs, and now makes his home in Flagstaff with his wife, Marylou, and their four children. He is a self taught artist and started in leather work. Many of his designs come from leather applied to silver. He calls his technique “wire design” with channel inlay.
Albert considers himself a traditionalist, believing in the traditional Navajo ways . He participates in Navajo ceremonies in the Beauty Way. The all natural four color stones he uses represent the four directions.
His children do some jewelry work and enjoy painting. Albert shows his work at Indian Market, the Southwestern Art Festival, and The Heard Museum Show and he says he always takes home a ribbon.