I was inspired by a visit to Sebastopol and a walk on a lane there as the sun set and the sky was washed with vivid colors. I had been looking at Macintosh watercolors and landscapes by women artists and wanted to freeze that amazing sunset that was an art piece by itself. An underpainting of watercolors helped keep the composition loose and washy. On top is a full oil painting–it is a new way of working I'm experimenting with.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

In the Frozen Light of Dusk

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 2" d
6 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.