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.

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Artwork for Hobbies, Professions & Interests

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

Julie W. - USA

What others are saying...

Marie Gale
Marie Gale
Montreal, QC - Canada

Absolutely gorgeous Nikki…love the movement in this…and the message is such a precious one……!

Absolutely gorgeous Nikki...love the movement in this...and the message is such a precious one......!

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.

Bill Holkham
Bill Holkham
Perry, Fl - USA

This one should appear at the hard rock. Great image!

This one should appear at the hard rock. Great image!

Joyce Dickens
Joyce Dickens
Anderson, CA - USA

…this really Rocks my socks off !!!

Hi Nikki, what an amazing work of art - this really Rocks my socks off !!! To first see this in your mind's eye and then be able to execute this incredible digital painting with such finesse ... I am truly in awe sweetheart at your amazing talent...congratulations! Joyce

Gun Legler
Gun Legler
Bollebygd - Sweden

So beautiful!

So beautiful!

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!

Amy Bertoncini
Amy Bertoncini
Wake Forest, NC - USA

…absolutely amazing! It stopped me in my tracks and I couldn’t stop staring at it.

Nikki, Your Guitar Siren piece of art is absolutely amazing! It stopped me in my tracks and I couldn't stop staring at it. Beautiful, original, and a truly moving painting. I love it!

Mark J Seefeldt
Mark J Seefeldt
Marinette, WI - USA

Spectacular work of art! Such a unique and intriguing style.

Spectacular work of art! Such a unique and intriguing style.

Douglas Fromm
Douglas Fromm
Roswell, GA - USA

A Wonderful Work, should be a CD Cover for some Musician !!

A Wonderful Work, should be a CD Cover for some Musician !!

Carmen Hathaway
Carmen Hathaway
Portage La Prairie, MB - Canada

Your art makes a significant impression — that is to say your style is instantly recognizable — beautiful!

Your art makes a significant impression -- that is to say your style is instantly recognizable -- beautiful!

Joyce Dickens
Joyce Dickens
Anderson, CA - USA

What an incredibly uplifting, joy filled creation Nikki; I love this as I do all of your wonderful artwork – the love you have for your passion speaks volumes!

What an incredibly uplifting, joy filled creation Nikki; I love this as I do all of your wonderful artwork - the love you have for your passion speaks volumes!

Nina Corbitt
Nina Corbitt
Banner Elk, NC - USA

So love the similarity in shape, genius! Cheers!

So love the similarity in shape, genius! Cheers!