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...

Kyle Wood
Kyle Wood
Garland, TX - USA

Awesome work with an amazingly fresh feel!! Exquisite!!! I can hear the music.

Awesome work with an amazingly fresh feel!! Exquisite!!! I can hear the music.

Patricia Taylor
Patricia Taylor
Jacksonville, FL - USA

This is wonderful…creative…imaginative! Beautiful color.

This is wonderful...creative... imaginative! Beautiful color.

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!

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.

Anne-Elizabeth Whiteway
Anne-Elizabeth Whiteway
Smithfield, VA - USA

Guitar Siren is sooooo delightful. I am enthralled by this.

Guitar Siren is sooooo delightful. I am enthralled by this.

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!

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 !!

Jane Bucci
Jane Bucci
Springfield, IL - USA

Wahhhooo! How FUN is THIS? Love this!

Wahhhooo! How FUN is THIS? Love this!

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!

Carol Allen Anfinsen
Carol Allen Anfinsen
Fort Myers, FL - USA

Colorful, original, and fun. Well done!

Colorful, original, and fun. Well done!

Marie Christine Belkadi
Marie Christine Belkadi
Los Angeles, CA - USA

Beautiful Combo!

Beautiful Combo! I'm married to a great guitar guru so I heart particularly this painting.

Mark J Seefeldt
Mark J Seefeldt
Marinette, WI - USA

Absolutely fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic! I love this piece!