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Birthplace: Lancashire
Location: Cumbria
Art Medium: Oils
Education:

  • Burnley Art School

  • Swansea College of Art

  • Swansea University

Godfrey is a full time painter that once exhibited in London for many years. His work is represented in many countries around the world. His earlier output was mainly in mixed media and pastels, but he has since worked mainly in oils. He is now located in eastern Cumbria and his work focuses on the beautiful fells that he calls home.

Godfrey is distantly related to Professor Henry Tonks, who was in charge of the Slade School of Art a hundred years ago. Henry is most famous for his portraits for the gas attack victims in WWI, his career as a surgeon having gifted him with a deep knowledge of human anatomy.

Awards and Honourable Mentions:

  • First prize winner Laing Landscape Competition, 1992

  • Winner of Patchings Award, 1992

  • John Herring Award at Pastel Society Mall Gallerries, 1993

  • Judge of the Montpellier Painting Prize, 1993

  • First prize winner, Cumbrian Artist Open Competition, 2002

  • Judge of Cumbria Artist Open Competition, 2004

  • Second prize winner, Cumbrian Artist Open Competition, 2005


Solo Exhibitions:

  • Medici Gallery, London, 1994 - 2004

  • Walker Gallery, Harrogate, 1994 - 1995

  • Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London, 1996 - 2000

  • Neville Gallery, Canterbury 2002

  • Highgate Fine Art, London 2007