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...

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.

Ann Horn
Ann Horn
Livonia, Mi - USA

creative… bright and cheery…

Nikki, you musical images are so creative... bright and cheery... this one is a real charmer!

Kim Galluzzo
Kim Galluzzo
Brooklyn, CT - USA

Wow… great creative mind you have… this is awesome!

Wow... great creative mind you have... this is awesome!

Marie Gale
Marie Gale
Montreal, QC - Canada

Gorgeous image Nikki…we can feel your passion for music through all your images!!

Gorgeous image Nikki...we can feel your passion for music through all your images!!

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!

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!

B Drake
B Drake
Dallas, TX - USA

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

Love the originality and colors of this piece!

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.

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.

Ashley Warbritton
Ashley Warbritton
Ocean Springs, MS - USA

Lovely concept… never would have thought to use a guitar as the shape of a woman’s body but you did it so well!

Lovely concept... never would have thought to use a guitar as the shape of a woman's body but you did it so well!

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!

Alexandros Koumpios
Alexandros Koumpios
Xylokastro, Ko - Greece

Beautiful work. I, love to play electric guitar, so the theme means something more to me.

Beautiful work. I, love to play electric guitar, so the theme means something more to me.