This painting was done after a trip to Mexico. I was greatly influenced by the colors and vibrancy of Mexico and began this as a still life with a window landscape after Bonnard. While working on the painting, I had a dream of a mermaid riding a fish, so incorporated this in the alibrije at the bottom. Also, there is a painting within a painting, and along with the dream aspects adds to the layers of perceived reality I am playing with. 

- Dixie Salazar

Dream Within a Painting

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

44" h x 36" w x 2" d
7 lbs. 4 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.