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...

Amy Tyler
Amy Tyler
Spring Hill, TE - USA

Love your work, Nikki! This one is so gorgeous!

Love your work, Nikki! This one is so gorgeous!

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!

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.

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!

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 !!

Mark J Seefeldt
Mark J Seefeldt
Marinette, WI - USA

Absolutely fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic! I love this piece!

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!

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.

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.

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.....

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.

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.