Studied Fine Art at Cleeveland College of Art & Design, England. Since 1985 she has exhibited work in gallleries including Kenny Gallery Galway (Solo and Group Exhibition), Yeats Gallery  Sligo (Group Exhibition), Carroll Gallery Longford (Solo and Group Exhibition), Dolan Moore Gallery Athlone (Solo Exhibition), Dean Crowe Gallery (Solo Exhibition), Leinster Gallery Dublin, United Arts Club Dublin (Solo and Group Exhibition), Bridge Gallery Dublin, Kilkenny Arts Festival (Group Exhibition) and Bank of Ireland (Group Exhibition), Purple Onion Gallery, Tarmonbarry, Co. Roscommon. Her work has been commissioned by The Office of Public Works. Her work is included in many private and public collections including those of President Hillary, President Robinson, An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, Mr John Bruton and Mr Bertie Ahern and is part of many private collections at home and abroad.

Jenny is a painter who is passionate about her work. She is influenced by the impressionists, particularly Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh and the founder of pointillism, Seurat. Her work is all about colour and vibrancy. Painting treescapes, vibrant flowers and abstract and emotive works influenced by her great love of music. Her work is strong, passionate and well crafted. In contrast she also paints musical instrumentation studies in abstract expressionist format. Her very detailed linear architectural drawings are in total contrast to the fluidity of the impressionist paintings and the emotive expressionism of her abstracts. In other words she has three contrasting styles, loose fluidity, passionate vibrancy and detailed mathematical drawing technique. Well she is a Gemini!

She has many extra curricular activities including Pilates, membership of the Mullingar Choral Society, Longford County Choir, former Chairperson and founder member of the Edgeworth Literary Society, former member of the Galway Baroque Singers and the Patrician Musical Society Galway, is a keen photographer, a passionate gardener, loves cooking for family and friends and is an accomplished musician, having studied classical guitar, piano and London College of Music preformance singing.  She is married to Dr. Bertie Sharkey and has two children Ronan and Fiona.