Sharon trained originally in textiles and knitwear and ran a thriving knitwear business. Sharon joined the Islands Art Unit as the community development worker. It was there that her skills, knowledge, design, colour and fabrics were capitalized to support and work with schools, individuals and community groups. Sharon’s time at the art unit enabled her to extend her skills and knowledge into the area of costume design and creation. Sharon left the arts unit in 2005 and went on to become a freelance artist and tutor.Since then she has worked alongside a diverse range of national and international artists has proven valuable in extending her skill base further as well as gaining experience of working using different techniques. Sharon’s passion, creativity and imaginative flare is expressed through her work and in her designs. In 2006 the success of being awarded a commission from the Islands Art Unit enabled her to produce “Super Nova,” a large scale wheeled costume. Since then Sharon’s imagination and self expression has continued to be the driving force behind her desire to create and produce spectacular and outstanding costumes. Sharon gained her adult teaching cert in 2007 and regularly runs courses and workshops on the Island and the mainland for adults, schools and community groups.