From head girl at Aylesford School, Sharon attended Rochester College of Art, leaving in 1978 to work as designer for Bass Riley in Knightsbridge. After various roles as illustrator and/or designer for other London agencies including B L Kearley Ltd. in Chilton Street, she became Packaging Designer for Trebor Bassett.
During the mid-ninetees, she attracted the attention of Aceville Publications Crafts Beautiful magazine and began providing projects and gained a reputation for re-cycling objects by decorating them with her distinctive painting style. This led to work from the same publishers in their Quick and Crafty! magazine (now discontinued).Sharon's craft work has also been seen in Origins Quick Cards Made Easy and in the NSPCC title Your Family, published by Redwood in the UK.