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...

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!

Glauco Silvestri
Glauco Silvestri
Bologna, Bo - Italy

It’s pure music for eyes…

It's pure music for eyes...

Kim Prowse
Kim Prowse
Port Coquitlam, BC - Canada

This is truly beautiful. Actually amazing!

This is truly beautiful. Actually amazing!

Chuck Staley
Chuck Staley
Los Angeles, CA - USA

Every time I see it I smile with pleasure.

Every time I see it I smile with pleasure.

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.

Mark J Seefeldt
Mark J Seefeldt
Marinette, WI - USA

Absolutely fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic! I love this piece!

Patricia Taylor
Patricia Taylor
Jacksonville, FL - USA

This is wonderful…creative…imaginative! Beautiful color.

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

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!

Brooks Garten Hauschild
Brooks Garten Hauschild
Ashland, OR - USA

This piece touches me as a musician, singer, songwriter & artist.

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.

Jane Bucci
Jane Bucci
Springfield, IL - USA

Wahhhooo! How FUN is THIS? Love this!

Wahhhooo! How FUN is THIS? Love this!

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!