This painting followed a series of large works of the figure underwater. Water is always an important subject for me and this piece also pays homage to one of my inspirations, Paul Gauguin. It is part of a series appropriating women from well known artists in different settings that I choose for them. I am inspired by these male artist but want to keep my own feminine identity intact. I have both poems and paintings inspired by my Cauyucos sojourns. The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges and comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Gauguin's Women in Cayucos

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

44" h x 44" w x 3" d
12 lbs. 8 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.