James A. Goodliff — Visual Art
b. 1979, Lindsay, ON Canada.
Born into a creative family, James studied in his youth with his artist grandmother and participated in various youth art programs.
Upon graduating from Niagara College with a diploma in commercial illustration and graphic design, James turned his attention to fine art and studied painting, receiving his bachelor’s from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
James made his mark as a graphic designer and later as an art director in the publishing industry, primarily news media and lifestyle publications.
A contemporary Canadian artist painting plein air or in studio, James uses oil with brush and palette knife demonstrating a thorough knowledge and interpretation of scale, depth and light and colour.
Work has been said to have a dreamlike quality, engaging the viewer through abstract forms, colour relationships, light and movement.
James has work hanging internationally in corporate and private collections and accepts commissions.