Godfrey graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts before completing a Master's degree at Brigham Young University and expanding his painting studies in Italy. He has been featured in museum and gallery exhibitions internationally and mounted significant solo shows. His paintings have garnered awards and have been published broadly. Godfrey uses the painting process to translate objects, figures, and landscapes into physical metaphor. Combining varying degrees of abstraction and representation, he explores identity and memory, interpersonal relationships, and social conventions.