A former journalist, Sharon has worked in print, radio and television both in New Zealand and overseas, including early career stints with Taranaki Daily News and Radio Taranaki. In Auckland she moved into public relations and marketing, working both in-house and as a consultant to a variety of corporate organisations, including Watercare Services, Auckland City Council and Tourism New South Wales.
Her interest in art then lead her to becoming owner/ director of one of Auckland’s longest established galleries, Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport. Most of the artists selling through the gallery were full-time professionals, some with international standing in their fields, which covered painting, printmaking, sculpture, pottery and glass works.
In earlier times Sharon was publicist for the Govett-Brewster Gallery, at a time when the Len Lye collection was in its infancy, was on gallery’s friends committee, and she was founding publicist for the Taranaki Festival of Arts.
Sharon and husband Nigel returned to New Plymouth to live three years ago, and are again enjoying the lifestyle the district offers, and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances.