Painter and embroiderer, daughter of a bobbin manufacturer, James Hamilton of Glasgow, who settled the family in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. Her elder brother was the Glasgow School artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, she married the painter Alexander Nisbet Paterson in 1897 and their daughter was the artist Viola Paterson. She was an embroiderer of painstaking determination, one of her works in The Paterson Family show at Belgrave Gallery, in 1977, having taken five years to finish. Showed widely at RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts as well as RA and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)