This piece is an exploration of atmosphere and an attempt to recapture the peacefulness, the wholeness of spirit, and connection with the natural world that I feel when I'm at the ocean. The amazing sunsets at the beach gave me an excuse to indulge with the use of color. In choosing to work with oils, I am taking advantage of the transparency and the layering effect that adds to reflections, the effects of light and sun and water, adding up to a calm energy. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Heart Rock Central Coast

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 18" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 1 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.