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Archive for February, 2014

Artwork on the cover of Flair Magazine!

February 21st, 2014 by Nikki Smith

I am soooo excited to share this news! My artwork is on the cover of Flair Magazine!
Flair Magazine Spring/Summe 2014This Spring/Summer 2014 issue is devoted to music, and I am thrilled that my Music Lovers’ series of artwork is featured! Julie LaFargue Giles interviewed me for the article and we talked about my artistic journey and how music inspires my artwork. If you are local to the Brazos Valley or surrounding communities, you can pick up a copy of the magazine at many local establishments (it will be delivered over the next few days).  The cover artwork is “Sweet Jenny Bursting with Music” and the back cover features “Guitar Siren.”  There are several other music fine art pieces from this series in the magazine, too.

Artwork from my Music Lovers’ series will be on display at First Fridays in Bryan, Texas later this summer (details to be announced soon).  If you would like to be informed of the gallery show opening, please sign-up for my newsletter and I’ll keep you posted.  No spam (I promise), just amazing art and a bit of personality.  🙂

To check out the complete series or to purchase artwork featured in the magazine, head over to the gallery for my Music Lovers’ artwork series where you will find these images plus many more.  Fine art prints are available on canvas, specialty fine art papers, acrylic, and metal in sizes up to 45″ x 60″.

If you would like to commission a one-of-a-kind, exclusive portrait, just get in touch with me.  And if you love art and music as much as I do, we really should connect!  You can connect with me on Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, About.Me and, of course, in person.  I love meeting fellow art and music enthusiasts!

(Pardon me while I do a little happy dance!)

Chase Your Dreams

February 20th, 2014 by Nikki Smith

Chase Your Dreams“Chase Your Dreams” copyright Nikki Smith, All Rights Reserved.  (Fine art prints available here.)
Responsible pinning and social sharing with credit and a link appreciated.

For any girl who is chasing a big dream, this artwork is an inspirational reminder that you can achieve anything you set your mind and heart to. Just put one skate in front of the other and breathe…

A kind thank you to my very talented niece, figure skater Isabelle (one of the most hard working and talented young ladies I know!) depicted above doing a spiral while ice skating.  Thanks also to photographer Hank An who was able to capture this fleeting moment during her performance on film, which later served as the inspiration for my artwork.

Finally, a huge thank you to all of my patrons, fans, and fellow art lovers who are so supportive and encouraging to me as I chase my own artistic dreams.  THANK YOU!  Your support means the world to me.