Dixie Salazar
Fresno, California

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.
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Victoria's Angel with a Red Shoe
36" x 24" , oil painting
$1,250

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Heart Rock Central Coast
24" x 18" , oil painting
$1,325

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Ocean Breezes
20" x 16" , oil painting
$925


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Carmen on Cobalt
26" x 30" , oil painting
$1,250

Gauguin's Women in Cayucos
44" x 44" , oil painting
$2,875

In the Frozen Light of Dusk
24" x 24" , oil painting
$1,100


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Eating Caricoles
26" x 26" , oil painting
$1,150

Sisters
36" x 28" , oil painting
$1,400

Tears of the Owl Enter the Mermaid's Song
24" x 28" , oil painting
$1,575


Wine Country
22" x 26" , oil painting
$1,025

Baby Grand by the Sea
36" x 36" , oil painting
$1,750

Picasso's Women in Barcelona
28" x 24" , oil painting
$975


Mediterranean Still Life
24" x 28" , oil painting
$875

Bird on the Edge of Sleep
26" x 22" , mixed media artwork
$875

Sleeping on Mother's Quilts
28" x 28" , oil painting
$1,050


Charlie's Blues
24" x 28" , oil painting
$1,025


Woman in a Spanish Shawl #1
36" x 30" , oil painting
$2,200

Vintage Memories
28" x 24" , oil painting
$900

Pears by the Lake
26" x 30" , oil painting
$975

Speak with Dixie


Dixie Salazar 7/4/2017 | 7:44 PM

I have not blogged here before, but I'm recently in the throes of an artistic resurgence that has come about after the passing of my husband earlier this year. At first I didn't think I'd want to paint ever again or write or do much of anything. But I'm now finding the work a haven and a refuge from almost constant sadness and heartache. It is not just escape, although I suppose that element is there, but more importantly it has become a way to express some at times inexpressible feelings. I now have ten poems for Jon and three paintings. Part of me says, how can you make art out of this tragedy? But, I don't know how to turn off this wellspring of emotions that flow through me and land on the page and the canvas. Art has always been part of the fiber of my being and has seen me though many difficult times, but this is somehow different. Maybe because I am now different... I'm not sure just how, but I know that I'm now traveling on a different path and as I wander through this frightening new landscape, I need to hold onto anything I can that feels familiar and true.