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...

Cindy Lee Longhini
Cindy Lee Longhini
Guilford, CT - USA

Beautiful work, love the colors and the unique imagery of this!

Beautiful work, love the colors and the unique imagery of this!

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...

Pirsens Huguette
Pirsens Huguette
Fréjus, France

A beautiful work with a great sensibility and harmony in design.

A beautiful work with a great sensibility and harmony in design.

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!

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.

B Drake
B Drake
Dallas, TX - USA

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

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

Joyce Dickens
Joyce Dickens
Anderson, CA - UA

another signature Masterpiece…

I am in awe dear Nikki, as this is so beautiful and awe inspiring.....another signature Masterpiece.....I can hear the music as she gracefully glides across the ice.......so special and so full of life.....you have an amazing talent and you brighten my life with your incredible artwork! Joyce

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

Colorful, original, and fun. Well done!

Colorful, original, and fun. Well done!

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!

Wilfrido Limvalencia
Wilfrido Limvalencia
Richmond, BC - Canada

Wow… what an awesome work. The colors are fantastic!

Wow... what an awesome work. The colors are fantastic!

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!!