I am fascinated by images of people sleeping. It is a time of vulnerability and innocence. My mother was a quilter, and I have used quilts in various different forms in many of my paintings. An atmosphere of quietness and repose was attempted here, but it is belied by the bright colors, which hint at a vibrant life beyond the image caught in the painting or perhaps exciting dreams. I was influenced by Matisse and the use of patterns to develop and coordinate the composition. 

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

- Dixie Salazar

Sleeping on Mother's Quilts

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

28" h x 28" 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.