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...

Ben Leary
Ben Leary
S. Dennis, MA - USA

Clever and well executed

Very clever and well executed! I like how even your signature is colorful.

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......!

Vivian Anderson
Vivian Anderson
Sydney, NS - Australia

I’m so happy for your deserved success with these gorgeous creations…..

I'm so happy for your deserved success with these gorgeous creations.....

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.

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

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.

Bruce Combs
Bruce Combs
Williamsburg, VA - USA

Love it…ingenious work of art!

Love it, Nikki! Oh, I see that you have a few comments already! Well, you deserve them, I mean, and so does the ingenious work of art!

Reynold Jay
Reynold Jay
Saginaw, MI - USA

This is wild and wonderful!!! I never fail to marvel at your mastery of rich colors.

This is wild and wonderful!!! I never fail to marvel at your mastery of rich colors.

Melissa Bittinger
Melissa Bittinger
Greensboro, NC - USA

This image has a ga-gillion comments but I don’t care…it’s one of my favorites.

This image has a ga-gillion comments but I don't care...I want to say it's one of my favorite images. I love the entire gallery of Music Lovers, so creative, colorful, sensual and pretty!

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!

CariLynn Bromley
CariLynn Bromley
Stratford, ON - Canada

I love this so much!

I love this so much!

Lianne Schneider
Lianne Schneider
Strykersville, NY - USA

Each piece has such incredible meaning – ideas, titles to which I can deeply relate. How marvelous this is!

I absolutely love your work Nikki - your color palette is so appealing and is a kind of signature. Each piece has such incredible meaning - ideas, titles to which I can deeply relate. How marvelous this is!