Nikki Marie Smith - Fine Artist

Nikki Marie Smith

Bryan, TX - United States








Nikki Marie Smith

Bryan, TX - United States

Nikki Marie Smith - Fine Artist

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November 21st, 2011







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About Nikki Marie Smith

I am an artist, a mother, and an entrepreneur. My artwork and tutorials are regularly featured in Cloth Paper Scissors and Cloth Paper Scissors PAGES magazines. I am following my passions and creating art that I love for the sheer joy of it! I hope it resonates with you as well.

For a glimpse behind-the-scenes and to see more of my artwork, including my one-of-a-kind artist books, newest pieces, works in progress, tutorials and more, please visit my blog at:

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In 2013 I was awarded the FAA Artistic Merit Award, fondly referred to as the 'Tony Award.' I am truly honored to be recognized by my peers for my artistic talents!

I believe music and art have the power to move and inspire; to change the way we see the world. My award winning Music Lovers series combines my passions for music, art and self-expression in a signature style uniquely my own. I've had so much fun creating this series, everything from brainstorming ideas, photography, and getting my hands dirty creating mixed-media backgrounds, textures and elements, to working with the digital techniques that bring it all together. There are no shortcuts or magic buttons; each piece is built up layer by layer and stroke by stroke. I've been told (more than once) that you can hear the music when you look at the artwork in this series; I certainly do. They are perfect for any music lover or musician!

As a natural extension of this series, I am creating a Dance-inspired series using the same signature style. After all, when I hear music my body moves and my spirits lift. Dancing is often inevitable!

Of course, like any mixed-media artist my interests do not stop there. I am passionate about creating hand-made, one-of-a-kind artist books. I experiment with a variety of materials and processes in my art. I also teach and write tutorials to share my techniques with other artists. One of many tutorials published in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine this year demonstrates how I create my award winning 'Wee Planets.' I discovered Wee Planets as an art form several years ago and fell in love. It is a way of viewing a rural or urban scene as a mini world unto itself, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and unexpected. You can imagine yourself exploring a whole new planet with no rules except those you write yourself.

Escape. Dream. Believe.

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It Is A Small World - Literally. Artist Nikki Smith Shrinks Our World

Bryan, TX - December 5th, 2011

Texas artist Nikki Smith captures the majesty of historic downtown Bryan in her unique "wee planet" photography. Her artwork, recently published in the Sept/Oct issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, allows the viewer to see a small street or rural scene as a complete mini-world unto itself. Nikki fell in love with wee planets as an art form in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. "You can take a vacation from the everyday and imagine yourself exploring a little planet of your very own." She was thrilled to finally create a planet featuring her home of Bryan, Texas. "I love the facades of the historic downtown buildings. They were perfect planet fodder!" Nikki's technique involves taking a series of photographs to create a 360 degree panorama. She then uses a combination of mixed-media skills and digital "magic" to transform the ...