Born and raised in central Massachusetts, Sharleen grew up with both parents and a younger brother. She loved watching movies and reading stories when little, and enjoyed doing crafts as well as drawing, coloring, and painting.
Growing up, Sharleen soon realized that she wanted to pursue in illustration and attended the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) in Manchester, New Hampshire. There, she learned a variety of skills with various classes such as figure drawing, digital illustration, web design, took on an independent watercolor class, and did much more.
She graduated in 2010 and has her bachelor's degree in Illustration. She still resides in central Massachusetts and has a wonderful boyfriend and loveable cat, Mona.