Godfrey Blow was born in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, England in 1948. He gained a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 1971. From 1973-74 he attended Manchester Metro University, where he qualified as a teacher. His first solo exhibition was held in London in 1976 and followed by another in 1980. He emigrated to Australia in 1982. Numerous solo and mixed exhibitions of his work have been held in Western Australia since 1982. He has also participated in a number of mixed shows in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, United Kingdom, India, China and Canada. His work is represented in private and public collections in Australia, including The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank Australia, University of Western Australia and the collections of the cities of Bunbury, Albany and Fremantle. In addition he has won several prestigious art awards in Western Australia. In October of 2006, Blow was a finalist in Australia's richest award for landscape painting, the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize, South Australia.
Since 2002 he has exhibited with the Stuckist group most notably in their landmark exhibition, The Stuckist Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. He was also one of the featured artists exhibiting in the Triumph of Stuckism, which comprised part of Liverpool's 2006 Biennial, United Kingdom.
Godfrey Blow was one of the 30 finalists in the 2008 Doug Moran National Portrait prize and was selected as a highly commended, runner-up. The exhibition was held in Sydney and travelled around Australia for the rest of 2008. During this year the artist was also a finalist in the Alice Bale Art Award, Victoria and the Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize, Queensland.