Part of a series of still life paintings that are inspired by subtle cultural aspects such as foods and other objects. In this case, the watermelon is symbolic of my mother's Anglo, southern heritage and the bowl of olives of my father's Hispanic heritage. The style of this painting is inspired by Matisse, the use of bold patterns and bright colors and a not always realistic breaking up of space. 

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished dark grey edges.  It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Mediterranean Still Life

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 28" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 2 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.