This painting has a very carefree feel to it, with lots of transparent colors and shapes, adding to the sense of flight and moving light. The bright colors and transparencies evoke a timelessness as well as a freedom of spirit, also represented by the bird outside the cage. The piece is collage and oil paint on gallery wrapped canvas with finished dark grey edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Bird on the Edge of Sleep

collage, with oil paint on top on stretched canvas

Signed on front

26" h x 22" w x 2" d
5 lbs. 3 oz.



Dixie Salazar
Fresno, California

Getting to Know Dixie

Dixie is a writer of poetry and fiction, and her imaginative narratives come to life in her energetic paintings. The imagery in Dixie’s work unites characters, themes, and settings in a unique and sometimes surprising manner. Multiple yet simultaneous storylines and time periods converge in these jovial paintings. Dixie’s work has a vibrant patchwork quality shaped by her fascination with collage and found materials. The strong influence of Pierre Bonnard, one of Dixie’s favorite artists, also has a visible impact on her stylistic choices. Articulating patterns and surfaces with dream-like layers, Dixie conveys movement, feeling, and time in her eclectic work.