Reviews

Pacific Book Review – Art with a Story III

January 12, 2018

Reviewed by: Beth Adams Art with a Story III has more creativity, inspiration and enjoyment; beautifully packaged and fitted into a mere 139 pages of mind-altering originality, than just about anything I have read. Yes, it is Creative (with a capital “C”) as author and artist John Nieman uses the genre of Flash-Fiction; writing a…

Art with a Recipe

February 1, 2017

In this cookbook, the multi-talented author combines his still-life painting skills with his professional culinary ability, illustrating each of his recipes with a drawing rather than a photo. The recipes are loosely based on author John Nieman’s travels to various worldwide locales. Far from complicated, the recipes generally use just a key ingredient, a particular…

Chapters of a Life – An Ambitious Account

December 18, 2015

An ambitious account explores a prominent journalist’s brilliant career after World War II. Kirkus Indie Artist and writer Nieman (The Wrong Number One, 2008, etc) had an idea: why not produce a fictional biography, but have that character’s life intersect with real people and events? Thus was born – in North St. Louis – Charles…

The Wanted Book

December 4, 2015

Those who pick it up will find themselves pondering the lives of Bob Marley, Ronald Reagan, and everyone in between. In The Wanted Book, artist John Nieman combines portraits with short essays as he profields various notable and influential people in modern history. Each notable figure is painted in the style of and Old West…

Chapters of a Life – a Vivid Portrait

November 11, 2015

  This is a vivid portrait of a veteran journalist’s vibrant life. Julia Ann Charpentier A magnetic personality emerges from the pages of this absorbing story about a news reporter and a television anchor.  Chapters of a Life by John Nieman explores the joys and heartbreaks of a popular correspondent. Opening in 1926 and closing…