As an established 'Arts District' veteran of downtown Los Angeles, Godfrey has been an intrinsic part of the contemporary art scene in Southern California over the past twenty-five years.
Godfrey's work is rooted in the tradition of the California light and space movement. One of the major influences on his work is the organic abstract artist Cllifford Stills. His work continues his journey of investigation regarding the relationship of aspects of light, movement and spatial perception.
Richard Godfrey's work has been internationally represented in galleries, collections, and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Laguna Art Museum, Musse d'Adzak, and most recently at the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, Republic of China.