She was born Irene Margaret GODDARD in London. She attended Chelsea School of Art from 1930 to 1935, where her tutors included Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. She also spent time at Hornsey School of Art. After teaching in London and working at Harefield Hospital (1940-1946) she married and moved to Newlyn, where she settled and raised a family.
Later, when she had more time to devote to painting, she focused on abstracts based on windows and doors as well as old family photogrphs. Her work was shown at the Chenil Gallery in the 1970s and at Newlyn Orion Gallery in the 1980s. In 1985 she held a solo show at Penzance Arts Centre.
Painting in oils, gouache and acrylics