Sound Waves by Nikki Smith

Sound Waves

“Sound Waves” copyright Nikki Smith, 2020; All Rights Reserved. This artwork has been percolating in my mind’s eye for over a year. It is a piece I’ve started and abandoned several times while searching for the best way to bring my vision for her to life. Sometimes making art is easy, often it is challenging, but for me it is …

Wearing a mask is about caring for each other. Let's keep our community safe, strong and healthy. Artwork: Masked Girl with a Pearl Earring by Nikki Smith

Quarantine Art

My personal project during quarantine has been to use art to normalize mask wearing as a way to protect each other from Covid-19: Face masks save lives. “Masked Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Nikki Smith. “Masked Mona Lisa” by Nikki Smith and Leonardo da Vinci. I protect you, you protect me. “Masked Self-Portrait of Vincent van Gogh” is a …

Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

“Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night” copyright Nikki Smith. Inspired by The Beatles’ song lyrics. “Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly. All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise.” I’ve had this song by The Beatles reverberating through my soul for months and now I can …

Beloved Deanna Radiating Love And Light, copyright Nikki Smith

Beloved Deanna Radiating Love And Light

I was honored to be able to create this artwork celebrating the life of Deanna, who was a native New Yorker residing in LA as a professional dancer, choreographer and educator. She deeply impacted others with her unconditional love, vivacious spirit, animated humor, contagious laugh, and a generosity that knew no limits. This artwork was unveiled for the first time …

Drift Away by Nikki Smith

Drift Away – Song Lyrics & Fine Art

I was happy to find out recently another way that my artwork¬†really connects with music lovers: when paired with their favorite song lyrics or an inspirational quote. I discovered a very popular meme of my artwork paired with the lyrics to “Drift Away” (written by¬†Mentor Williams, made famous by Dobie Gray and covered by tons of amazing musicians and bands.) …