Sharin was born in 1979 in Topeka, Kansas; She has lived in Mesa, Arizona before moving to Flagstaff where she is currently residing. She is autistic and her work is influenced by a variety of mediums, such as computer art, video games, cartoons, movies, and comics. These pop culture influences give Sharin’s work a playful edge in showing both her sense of humor and her wits. Sharin uses bright, bold colors and self-taught techniques to create her own fantasy world, complete with resplendent creatures and unique back stories. Sharin exhibits locally and around the world.