James Goodliff is known for his bold and colourful landscape paintings. Using a rich and vibrant colour palette, Goodliff’s works show a deep understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Painting both en plein air as well as in his studio, the artist considers the often dreamlike experience of being in nature. Constantly investigating scale, depth, movement, colour, and light through Impressionist brushwork, Goodliff finds inspiration in a patchwork of light on the forest floor, the sparkle of rippling water, long grass dancing in a field, and even a stormy sky.
Goodliff has a Bachelor of Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and a Diploma in Commercial Illustration and Graphic Design from Niagara College. He accepts commissions and his work is found in national and international collections, both corporate and private.