Inspired by my love of the ocean and also of music, this piece combines both. The lilies in the foreground are from a previous series and the image to the right could be a photograph of a loved one, or a mirror reflecting my own image. I like the ambiguity of some elements being open to interpretation or imagination. I was interested in presenting a quiet, yet sanguine mood, as characterized by the bright red curtains that blow across the peaceful scene. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with unpainted sides.  It comes wired, ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Baby Grand by the Sea

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

36" h x 36" w x 2" d
6 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.