This is an oil painting with many recurring elements from my bicultural series: the angel, the indoor/outdoor theme, intense colors, Matisse-like designs. I use oils here to work with transparent effects, giving the painting a dreamy, nostalgic atmosphere. This piece has a personal connection. My Aunt Victoria, who died of cancer in the 1950s, had her second marriage to a man she loved very much annulled to be buried in a Catholic church. The angel is sad, and the red shoe represents Victoria, who was vibrant and full of life. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Victoria's Angel with a Red Shoe

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

36" h x 24" w x 2" d
4 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.