;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 the Goff represent and respond 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 to question.

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

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

Selected 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)

Published Poems

2018, Leaves of Ink, Ode To Silence 

2018, The DrabbleAngst 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