The Colors of Music

Jeremy Sicile-Kira The Beautiful Colors of Carly Sparkly

By Jeremy Sicile-Kira

 Truly I love music. I’m happy to say that an art gallery asked me to submit paintings for an exhibition about harmony and music. I chose to paint the two musicians and one symphony included in this blogpost because I enjoy their music. First I listened to their music, then translated the sounds of the instruments I heard into emotions, then translated the emotions into colors. Here are the three paintings and descriptions:


The Beautiful Colors of Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos is the stage name of the American singer-songwriter Greta Kline. Her music is available on Sub Pop. My sister Rebecca introduced me to her music.

The Beautiful Colors of Frankie Cosmos

(36 x 36 acrylic on canvas)

Truly greatly I dreamt I painted the truly bright beautiful colors of Greta. Greatly there is a beauty in her music and words. Dearly there is pink for her love of singing nicely and song-making. Truly the guitar is like an extension of her body represented by turquoise really making beautiful music with the band. The true belief people have  in the hard work Greta  put in to get her where she is today is represented by red.  Greatly white is present for the hope that Greta has that she is always doing her best by her fans. There is orange for the great fun she has when she is performing. Truly greatly there is yellow for the happiness Greta feels being able to do what she truly loves.  Greatly blue like the sky represents  Greta’s  growth as a musician and as an individual. Purple is present for the leadership she has taken in her life, but Greta is still really truly trying to find out more about life. Truly there is green for the calm she seeks. Greatly gold and silver are justly present, representing a power from above in the background of her life.

This past spring, I had the honor of participating in the Genius Weekend of the Mainly Mozart Festival. I heard Michael Francis, Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival conduct the symphony orchestra.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira The Beautiful Colors of the Symphony

The Beautiful Colors of the Symphony (Mainly Mozart Festival 2018)

(36 x 36 acrylic on canvas)

Truly greatly I dreamt I painted the beautiful colors of the symphony playing at the Mainly Mozart Festival 2018. Greatly it was  amazing. Truly nicely there was turquoise for the beauty of the music nicely touching everyone’s ears. There was yellow for the happiness I felt to be in the presence of much great music. Truly greatly pink was present for the love the conductor and musicians had for the wonderful sounds being made. Greatly there was purple for Michael Francis’ great mighty work in leading the beautiful orchestra. Frankly it was a wonderful performance received by gracious hearts and wonderful applause represented by blue like the sky. Dearly nice orange was present for the fun the members of the orchestra were having inside, truly loving what they do. Great white was for the pure beauty made by the symphony with just everyone working together. Justly indigo represents the careful planning and generous people that went into making an event like this. Truly greatly there was gold and silver representing the great power from above truly making this wonderful symphony possible.

Carly Sparkly is a good friend of my sister. Her music is available on Bandcamp. Truly I was able to interview her over skype which greatly was helpful.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira The Beautiful Colors of Carly Sparkly

The Beautiful Colors of Carly Sparkly

(18 x 24 acrylic on wood panel)

Greatly I truly dreamt I painted the beautiful colors of Carly. Dearly there is beautiful bright yellow for the happiness she feels when she brings her words and music to life. Greatly happily Carly found something she loves to do in life with music, represented by magenta. Truly Carly dearly hopes that her music will be able to make it to many more people represented by white. Kind blue like the sky represents Carly as a dreamer. Truly great green is present for the calmness writing music brings to Carly. Frankly Carly is at her best when she is able to be in her own space and kindly make her music represented by yellow-green. Truly great mighty blue is for the knowledge needed to be had to make music and greatly knowing how to play musical instruments. Nicely orange is there for the fun Carly loves to have with her friends greatly always smiling. Kindly nice purple represents the leadership she has taken in her band. Truly turquoise represents Carly’s nice ability to see the good in everything. Greatly there is gold and silver for the helping hand from above.

Jeremy Sicile-KiraBio: Jeremy Sicile-Kira

San Diego-based intuitive artist Jeremy Sicile-Kira is a synesthete – he sees emotion in color. In 2012, Jeremy (who is autistic and communicates by typing) began to tell others about his dreams: dreams that he was painting the emotions of people into colorful abstract portraits. One night he dreamt that he painted ten of his paintings and had an art show. Jeremy was encouraged by his mother to make this dream come true, and began to paint in real life. In 2016 his first curated solo art show was covered by national and local media, resulting in a sold-out show and many private commissions. Awards include: 2016 ART San Diego Spotlight Artist; RMG’s 2016 Platform Artist of the Year, Finalist. Jeremy currently meets clients in his studio in San Diego, or via Facetime or skype.  For more information, or to commission a painting, visit

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