The Art of Nolan Salix
Salix was born in 1970 in the smoggy Los Angles Valley, which took him to the emergency room on occasion for air pollution poisoning. He was later raised in Dallas, Oregon where he worked for a travel trailer factory, Boise Cascade Timber Company, and various industrial food plants. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves for six years, while attending Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A semester of his education was spent on rural western coast of Ireland, and traveling through Western Europe.  
In 2004 Nolan graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in painting from Montana State University. He has taught Art at Montana State University, Utah State University, and at the University of Montana-Western in Dillon. He is currently working full time as a fine artist being represented by Gallatin River Gallery in Big Sky Montana.

For the last seven years, Nolan has been incorporating permaculture design into his life and property. He is currently building a passive solar, rammed earth house and is tending his many gardens. He enjoys spending time outside with his wife, Jessie, and his two girls Jasmine (9) and Kaia (3).

Nolan is happy to offer the Magpie Springs Art Residency and internships which are run out of his home in Montana. To find out more about these offerings please click the link below.

Magpie Springs Art Residency