John Nieman

John Nieman

I like to create art that tells a story with paint, words, installations, and interactive imagery. I started with pastel and watercolor and often made a painting over a list of words. I called this style “Art of Lists” and did hundreds of them. I then spread my wings and created other styles.

John Nieman – 2023 Spring Issue.

“Chained Butterfly” Watercolor by John Nieman.

Many of these efforts are installations that commonly involve over a dozen interconnected pieces. They are sometimes enormous. “What is Missing,” for example, involves 50 handpainted milk cartons. “If the shoe fits” captures a dozen portraits and the shoes that are associated with them.

“Love Songs” Watercolor by John Nieman.

“New Leaf” Watercolor by John Nieman.

“An Apple A Day” Watercolor by John Nieman.

My latest, “Dynamic Duos,” shows famous couples, such as Lucy and Desi, created on 1-inch strips and assembled on zig-zag accordion pleats. From one side, it’s Lucy. From the other, it’s Desi. Head on, it makes no sense, so viewers must walk around. Nevertheless, it’s fun and interactive, as I aim to do with all my art.

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Viviana is a Colombo-American Artist, Curator, Writer and Advocate for the arts. Founder of Vivid Arts Network, Create 4 Peace, Artists For A Green Planet, Author of the book “Just Be Inspired,” and an awardwinning director and producer. Viviana Puello founded ArtTour International Magazine in 2011. Since then, she has served as the CEO, Editor-in-Chief, and the face for ArtTour International Magazine.
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