McNally was born in Northamptonshire and came to St Ives in 1973. She had studied art at Northampton and also at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, prior to establishing her studio in Cornwall.
Figurative and landscape painter
1986: RCM & RIC Three Spires Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery, Truro (Opening of the RCM or County Art Gallery, by the Royal Institution of Cornwall)
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Whybrow (1994) Studio Artists in their Workplace St Ives (artist's statement and photo)