Artwork Inspired by Music & Color

"Exquisite!!! I can hear the music."

Kyle Wood, Garland, TX, USA

Artist Nikki Smith with her self-portrait "Music Was My First Love" and painting "Pride Not Prejudice."

Featured Artwork

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Self Portrait) by Nikki Smith
"Where the Ocean Meets the Sky" copyright Nikki Smith; all rights reserved.
"Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night" copyright Nikki Smith. Inspired by The Beatles' song lyrics.
Music Was My First Love, Self Portrait by Nikki Smith

Music Was My First Love, Self Portait
(Available in Black and White here)
*Featured in a national billboard campaign for Pixels/Fine Art America.
Currently in Houston, Texas on I-45 North.

Deep Dives – Behind the Scenes

Music, mental health and art.

A self-portrait (soon to be series) inspired by songs.

There have been times recently when I feel like I’m holding myself together so I don’t fall apart. My mental, physical and financial health aren't where I’d like them to be. I’m exhausted, but I’m here and I'm not going anywhere.

So, from life, art. Here is my latest self portrait, “Holding Myself Together” which was inspired by this challenging year and a wonderful song that’s helping me get through it one day at a time.

Read more...

Artwork for Hobbies, Professions & Interests

"I'm surprising my husband with a gallery wall of these prints!"

Julie W. - USA

What others are saying...

Bonita Hensley
Bonita Hensley
Koloa, HI - USA

Very cool Nikki!! Our bodies are music in motion!

Very cool Nikki!! Our bodies are music in motion!

Nicole Champion
Nicole Champion
Pretoria, Ga - South Africa

This is absolutely stunning I am speechless!!!!

This is absolutely stunning I am speechless!!!!

Chrisann Ellis
Chrisann Ellis
Phoenix, AZ - USA

Nikki, Oh My!.. Another Beautifully Done Painting.. Your style rocks!

Nikki, Oh My!.. Another Beautifully Done Painting.. Your style rocks!

Lianne Schneider
Lianne Schneider
Strykersville, NY - USA

Love your textures – as well as your beautiful choice of colors. The idea of music in one’s soul is especially meaningful to me. Fabulous work!

Love your textures - as well as your beautiful choice of colors. The idea of music in one's soul is especially meaningful to me. Fabulous work!

Linda Lees
Linda Lees
Londrigan, Vi - Australia

I LOVE this Nikki!!!!! Fabulous work, it really does portray the title of the work so well.

I LOVE this Nikki!!!!! Fabulous work, it really does portray the title of the work so well.  A favorite!

Nickolas Kossup
Nickolas Kossup
Bloomsbury, NJ - USA

incredible. love the color harmonies. beautiful script as well.

incredible. love the color harmonies. beautiful script as well.

Michael Siers
Michael Siers
Oakland, TN - USA

Like the infusion of music and sensuality in this piece, and the transparency gives it a free flowing feeling. Nice work M’lady!

Like the infusion of music and sensuality in this piece, and the transparency gives it a free flowing feeling. Nice work M'lady!

Amy Tyler
Amy Tyler
Spring Hill, TE - USA

Love your work, Nikki! This one is so gorgeous!

Love your work, Nikki! This one is so gorgeous!

B Drake
B Drake
Dallas, TX - USA

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

Marie Gale
Marie Gale
Montreal, QC - Canada

Absolutely fabulous image Nikki…creative and inspiring work of art…I totally love this!! Major fav…

Absolutely fabulous image Nikki...creative and inspiring work of art...I totally love this!! Major fav...

Nikki JustNikki
Nikki JustNikki
Ohio, USA

Wild about this piece of art. Mad skills this artist has…

Wild about this piece of art. Mad skills this artist has...

Jon David Gemma
Jon David Gemma
Coventry, RI - USA

There must be some type of magic involved. How do you do that? The naked eyes of my ears are tortured by the siren sweetly singing her instrument of seduction.

There must be some type of magic involved. How do you do that? The naked eyes of my ears are tortured by the siren sweetly singing her instrument of seduction.