Inspiration here was the blues, specifically, the music of Charlie Musslewhite. He is the central figure, with another musician to the side and a woman giving herself to the music. I love the sense of abandon and freedom of expression the music stirs in me and wanted to convey that. I also wanted a background with unexpected elements, hence the aquarium.

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with unpainted sides.  It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Charlie's Blues

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 28" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 5 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.