Although she often paints with vivid red acrylics to connote energy, Sharon's use of red in her abstracts is more frequently connected to the religious 'hellfire and brimstone' concept of sin that indoctrinated her childhood. In the same vein, she sees gold as angelic.
"I was brought up with all that stuff, but I don't believe any of it," she admits, sweeping a brushload of paint across a canvas. "I don't have religious feelings any more.
"But if I did, I'd choose to be a Roman Catholic. They dress up their religion so creatively with all those rituals. And I like the idea of going to confession and being absolved of all my sins."