This painting is loaded with symbolic imagery: watermelons, cactus and artifacts that represent my dual heritage, masks representing feminine and cultural roles that play out in my life and my struggles with identity. The snake and  the figurines are attempting to work as both historical and personal references. This piece came out of a period of questioning the role of art in my life. A strong spiritual aura with a ritualistic feeling alluding to the different ways I am sustained.  

- Dixie Salazar


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

40" h x 30" 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.