Inspired by Bonnard, and from a trip to Spain years ago, I wanted to bring together incongruent elements. I put Bonnard in Barcelona (not sure if he ever went there), and included some scenes from photographs I took in Barcelona. I felt the painted needed another element, so I added the women who reminded me of Picasso's women and thought, why not? Artists create their own reality and that was a consideration here.

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with unpainted edges.  It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Picasso's Women in Barcelona

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

28" h x 24" 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.