Shari Hazzard-Doyle grew up in Kodiak, Alaska.  Leaving Alaska behind to pursue her education, she attended art school, colleges, and Eastern Washington University after high school.  Returning to Alaska, she married and continued to study art on her own.

Shari has sold numerous works including commissions for the Kodiak Crab Festival poster, the National Wildlife Refuge Anniversary poster, and a national magazine cover three consecutive years in a row and has won several awards in art shows. 

She is currently living in Yuma, Arizona with her husband and sister, continuing to paint wildlife and indigenous people using a variety of mediums such as oil, gouache and acrylic.