Artist Tahirih Goffic

An example of fine art by Tahirih Goffic

Photo of Tahirih Goffic

The Artist Says:

We live in a world full of hatred, anger, fear and ugliness, but we also live in a world filled with love, happiness, hopefulness and beauty. I believe that to acknowledge something and give it our energy and focus, gives it power, so I choose to paint what I find beautiful. I think that most will agree that beauty gratifies, fills, and lifts the mind and heart. A moment of joy between a mother and child or the way light can illuminate an ordinary scene and bring it to life, making it glow with otherworldly brilliance. I want to paint those moments that bring tears to our eyes and make our hearts sing, those quiet places that fill us with nostalgia, the simple moments of connection between people.  I must admit that I see beauty nearly everywhere, and my goal is to share my artistic perceptions of the beauty of the natural world and its people that are around us every day. I have been known to paint a broad range of subject matters, but my passion is people. In my portraits and figurative paintings, by objective is to express to the viewer the sacredness of human emotion, be it love, sadness, or joy. I wish to be able to capture these emotions in my subject, but also to have my viewers feel these emotions. When painting a portrait, I am after not only a mere likeness, but also a glimpse of personality and character. I find that with the right light, the right brushstrokes, and the elimination or addition of details, I can create a mood that I hope will transport my viewer to the scene or the feeling of my choice.

Collectors Say:

"The most amazing thing about this painting, is that no matter where you go in the room, he is watching. We decided not to put him in a frame, because then he would become just a painting. Without the frame, he is part of the family." --Diane and Don Tibbles

Other Artists Say:

There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what might be. Sign-posts towards greater knowledge. -Robert Henri


Artist’s Statement
After a tumultuous past as a goat milker, laundress, fine art major, waitress, and restaurant owner,  in an effort to fake a social life and make a few bucks, I have opened a Gallery/Gift shop/Cafe.  I live a ridiculously idyllic existence in a fairytale village called Bella Coola on the West Coast of British Columbia with my charming musician husband, two amazingly creative children, and a couple of dogs whose favorite past time is eating rotten dead fish and rolling in poo.
  In my not so spare time I love to invent healthy whole food recipes, write YA fiction, play guitar, or curl up in my puffy pink chair with a great book and a gigantic mug of strong black coffee, all while daydreaming of living in Ireland…