Inspired by my recurring fascination with the ocean and other artist's depictions, especially Matisse and his windows opening to the sea, with the motif of curtains blowing in the breeze, found in many other paintings of mine. I wanted to capture the feel of the breeze at the beach and the mystery of a window inside a window. I hope the viewer can almost smell the ocean air. I used oils for transparency and layering effect. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Ocean Breezes

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x 2" d
4 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.