B.C. Nowlin's paintings reflect his cross-cultural background. A native of New Mexico, his family's land formed the southern boundary of the Sandia Pueblo Reservation. Nowlin came of age steeped in childhood experiences of vibrant Hispanic culture and Native Puebloan mysticism.
Entirely self-taught, using neither photos or sketches, Nowlin has created a visual catalog of spiritual journeys that have become his signature imagery. His palette reflects a stunning array of styles, a complex originality, and a surprising breadth of imagery that has attracted exhibitions in galleries and corporate collections worldwide.
Nowlin's works have become familiar Hollywood set pieces and popular posters, exhibited in places as diverse as the Grandberg Museum in Stockholm and the Museum of Iraq in Baghdad. His collectors include The U.S. Senate, The Presidential Palace of Costa Rica, as well as Sophia Loren, Tanya Tucker and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.
B.C. Nowlin's visionary work has been the subject of newspaper and magazine articles as well as television documentaries. His art has been featured on album covers and Hollywood films. He is actively involved in the preservation of the Lakota-Sioux religion, history and culture. B.C. lives in New Mexico and rides his motorcycle across the Rio Grande River to his studio, where he paints and writes.