Born in Nova Scotia of British parentage, she was the daughter of the Governor General of the province, A G Jones. She studied painting with Forshaw Day before marrying the landscape painter Hamlet BANNERMAN and coming to Europe with him. By 1891 they were living at Holbein, Alexandra Road, Penzance. She exhibited at both the RA and the RBA.

Her titles include Grandmother's Treasures (1891) and Edge of the Woods, both of which may have been painted in West Cornwall. Later she is reported as living in Great Marlow and in London, where she died.