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...

Bryan Allen
Bryan Allen
Oak Beach, NE - USA

Digital Art

One hears the expression Digital Art used a lot but this sort of handling seems to really deserve the name. Great job!

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!!

Nina Corbitt
Nina Corbitt
Banner Elk, NC - USA

So love the similarity in shape, genius! Cheers!

So love the similarity in shape, genius! Cheers!

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!

Brooks Garten Hauschild
Brooks Garten Hauschild
Ashland, OR - USA

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

Elizabeth Coats
Elizabeth Coats
Marion, NC - USA

This is awesome! The colors, lines, shapes and creativity is wonderful!

This is awesome! The colors, lines, shapes and creativity is wonderful!

Marie Gale
Marie Gale
Montreal, QC - Canada

Absolutely gorgeous Nikki…love the movement in this…and the message is such a precious one……!

Absolutely gorgeous Nikki...love the movement in this...and the message is such a precious one......!

Mark J Seefeldt
Mark J Seefeldt
Marinette, WI - USA

Absolutely fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic! I love this piece!

Nicole Champion
Nicole Champion
Pretoria, Ga - South Africa

This is absolutely stunning I am speechless!!!!

This is absolutely stunning I am speechless!!!!

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.

May Ling Yong
May Ling Yong
Adma, Ke - Lebanon

Gorgeous!!! This series is just so beautiful, Nikki!!!

Gorgeous!!! This series is just so beautiful, Nikki!!!

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.