This piece was created after a trip to Barcelona, where I tasted caricoles (snails) for the first time. I didn't like them much, but I do like to be adventuresome. The trip was inspiring in many ways, but mostly to rediscover my Spanish roots (on my father's side). I didn't consider this a self portrait because I wasn't trying for a likeness, but it has the feel of one, and the unknown women leaning into the picture could be ancestors.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Eating Caricoles

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

26" h x 26" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 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.