Goff James (Wales, UK); Artist: Photographer: Poet

This blog is about sharing an eclectic mixture of art, articles, photography, poetry, music and quotations.

The blog is a platform reflecting those interests and a journey of discovery exploring a personal creative world.

Goff James is an artist, photographer and poet from Wales.

His art and photography have been exhibited in G39, Redhouse, CVM Gallery, The Hours, Andrew Lamont Gallery and Gallery 4.

His poems have appeared in the publications Vita Brevis, Leaves of Ink, The Drabble and The Sound of Brilliance

About His Work

goffjamesart is the website of Goff James B.A., B.Ed., B.Fd., U.W.T.Dip. He is an artist: photographer: poet: and writer; not necessarily in that order; who works from his studio based in, Wales, U.K.

Goff James is an artist, photographer and poet whose fine art background emphasises the visual impact of images, use of words, concepts, communication and the subversion of reality.

His work displays an interest in that which can be seen and unseen, that which is heard and unheard and all those things that go unnoticed.

Images and words play such an important role in how life is viewed and experienced. They are the most powerful forms of communication and representation affecting the manner in which one views, responds to, interprets the world and the human situation.

Painting, photography and poetry are the means by which Goff represents and responds to what goes on around him; a world filled with varying human experiences, emotions, textures and juxtapositions.

His paintbrushes, camera and pen are the tools used to try to understand what he sees and hears.

Each genre is a journey of discovery, an invitation challenging the reader and viewer to enter, participate, respond, interpret, make connections, enjoy and question.

Goff James is a founding member CLYC, Art Group Wales.

Blog Highlights



© Goff James, Homage to Matisse
© Goff James, Mountain Landscape
Goff James, Red Leaf with Green Moon


© Goff James, Summer Pavilion
© Goff James, On the Street Corner
© Goff James, Golden Twilight
© Goff James,, Scarlet Sunshine


© Goff James, Heaven Starlit Pipes

Farewell to my Homeland – A Poem by Goff James

Poem Attribution © goffjamesart/photography/poetry


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Collaborations – Poetry

Christine Bialezak

Cindy Georgakas

Kritika Maheshwari

Liz Gauffreau

Selma Martin

Shruthi Senthilkumar

Suzette Benjamin

Published Poems

2018, Leaves of Ink, Ode To Silence 

2018, The Drabble, Angst by Goff James – Oct 06 2018

2018, Vita Brevis, A Touch Of Summer by Goff James – July 10 2018

2021 The Sound of Brilliance, The Short of It, Vol 1, 2020 Susi Bocks(Five poems by Goff James) , Published Apr. 2021

2022 Brave and Reckless, Liberation by Goff James – Mar. 2022

Solo Art Exhibitions

2020 Green Valley Kitchen Gallery, Aberdare (The Hidden Landscape – Mixed Media)

2019 Green Valley Kitchen Gallery, Aberdare (Without Words – Photography)

Selected Art Group Exhibitions

2019 Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, Open Art

2018, G39 Gallery, Cardiff, UK, (Made in Roath)

2018, Redhouse Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil, UK, (Voices)

2017, CVM Gallery, Aberdare, UK, (Mix)

2017, The Hours, Brecon, UK, (Poetic Spaces)

2017, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, UK, (Emerge 3)

2016, Gallery/Oriel 4, Merthyr Tydfil, UK, (Emerge 2)

2016, Tydfil Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil, UK,

2016, The Muse, Brecon, ‘Emerge’, UK,

2016, Capitol Building, Cardiff, ‘Creative Graduate Festival’, UK

2016, Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil, UK, ‘Merthyr Rising’

2016, Ardent Gallery, Brecon, UK,

2015, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, UK, ‘New Blood’

2015,Taste of Enterprise/Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil, UK

2015, Gallery 4/Oriel 4, Merthyr Tydfil,UK

2014, Inkspot Gallery, Cardiff, UK

2012, Ardent Gallery, Brecon, UK, (Group)

2011,Welsh Centre/ Canolfan Gymraeg/ Zoar – Oriel y Siop, Merthyr Tydfil, UK, (Group)

2011, Taste of Enterprise/Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil, UK, ‘In Memory Of’(Group)

What Reader’s Say


O! What a delightful piece. Brilliant colours. Magical scenery. (S.B.)

It is indeed a great pleasure to peruse your posts, not to mention that many are well-presented with your art. (S.E.)


I am really inspired and moved by your posts. Keep writing and inspiring.(L.O.V.)

I am a big fan your writing. What I love about your writing is how much detail you are able to put into so few words. (M.P.)

Brilliant! The imagery has many levels. Amazing writing as always. (S.B.)

Just Three Lines Volume 1 by Goff James

I just read through and was blown away by it. (L.S.)

This is really amazing. To see the book laid out, cover and pages and verses. I love the poetry. (P.S.)

Wow! Brilliant writing. (E.H.)

I read your columns very regularly, which I appreciate. You are one of my favourite bloggers. (C. N. L.)