Shirray's career in art began with studying advertising, design and illustration at the Ontario Collage of Art and Design University in Toronto. Later she obtained a Bachelor's degree in creative art from York University.
Shirray worked in commercial art and graphic design for years before starting her career in painting. Her art is represented by many prominent galleries including the Toronto Art Fair. She exhibited regularly with the Ontario Society of Artists and represented the Society on the Board of the John B. Aird Gallery.
Following her move to the east coast of Canada, she owned and opperated a gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Shirray's work is found in both private and public collections in Canada and the United States.