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...

Teshia Freseman
Teshia Freseman
Missoula, MT - USA

I just love the vibrant colors, creativity, composition, & overall energy of this.

I just love the vibrant colors, creativity, composition, & overall energy of this.

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!

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!

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!

Alethea McKee
Alethea McKee
Otis Orchards, WA - USA

I-L-O-V-E-T-H-I-S!! Great concept and colors!

I-L-O-V-E-T-H-I-S!! Great concept and colors!

Elizabeth Coats
Elizabeth Coats
Marion, NC - USA

This is awesome! The colors, lines, shapes and creativity is wonderful!

This is awesome! The colors, lines, shapes and creativity is wonderful!

Marlene Burns
Marlene Burns
Tucson, AZ - USA

Music coming forth, expressed just perfectly!

Music coming forth, expressed just perfectly! Congratulations on your stunning work, Nikki and most recent press!!

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!

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!

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!

Kim Galluzzo
Kim Galluzzo
Brooklyn, CT - USA

Wow… great creative mind you have… this is awesome!

Wow... great creative mind you have... this is awesome!

Glauco Silvestri
Glauco Silvestri
Bologna, Bo - Italy

It’s pure music for eyes…

It's pure music for eyes...