Painter, illustrator, teacher.
McDermott was born in Saint Jo and move around 1909 to Dallas where she graduated from the Aunspaugh Art School. She was an illustrator for Holland's magazine and taught at the Aunspaugh Art School in the 1920s McDermott died in a Dallas hospital after a short illness and was buried in thee city.
Exhibitions: Beaumont Fair (1916 award), Annual Texas Artist Exhibition, Fort Worth (1916, 1920, 1922, 1923), Annual Exhibition of Texas Artist, Dallas Woman's Forum (1920-1921), Annual Allied Arts Exhibition, Dallas (1928-1930).
Affiliations: Frank Reaugh Art Club and Klepper Sketch Club, Dallas.