Curriculum Vitae 2024

Current: Professional Artist

Member: Reno Fine Arts Collective

2006 – 2019: Adjunct Faculty, Lake Tahoe Community College

Subjects Taught : Portraiture, Art History, Oil Painting, Drawing from Observation, Figure Drawing, Portfolio Development.

2016 – 2019: Founding Member, Tahoe Activist Artists

2000 – 2005: Owner of the Shelley Hocknell Gallery, UK


2018 Classical Portrait Atelier with Juliette Aristedes, Scottsdale Artists School, AZ 

2017 Classical Portrait Atelier with Steven Assael, Bay Area Classical Atelier, CA 

2007 Still Life Workshop with Carol Marine, Santa Fe, NM 

1997 Art & Visual Culture (B.A) Hons, University of the West of England, UK 

1994 Foundation in Art, with Peter Prendergast. Colleg Menai, North Wales UK 

Solo Exhibitions

2024 Untethered Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Continuous Acts of Beginning 

2022 Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, CA. Call & Response

2022 Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV. Call & Response

2019 Tahoe Yoga Shala, CA.  Art of Ashtanga

2018 Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, CA. Fundamental Freedoms

2011 Bona Fide Books, CA. Written on the Body 

2008 The Dragonfly, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

The Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

Trio, CA. New Terrain: Wineries & Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada

2007 The Dorion Gallery, Sacramento, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

The Riverside Gallery, Truckee, CA. New Life 

2002 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, UK (2002, 2003, 2004) Featured Artist 

2000 Brewery Arts Center, Kendal UK (in conjunction with Kendal Mountain Film Festival) 

2000 Museum of Modern Art for Wales, Machynlleth, UK Climbing the Walls

1999 Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, UK. Climbing the Walls 

1999 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, UK. Climbing the Walls 

1999 Ogilvy & Estill Gallery, Conwy UK. Climbing the Walls 

1997 Limited Editions Gallery, Bristol, UK. Intimate Illusions 

1996 The Boston Tea Party, Bristol, UK. Recent work from the Basque Country 

1995 The Bristol Guild of Applied Art, UK. Leap of Faith 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Reno Tahoe International Art Show

2023 Art San Diego

2022 Tahoe Beach Club, Alpenglow Festival, CA

2022 Cosumnes River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Wild Gods: California’s Nature in the time of Climate Change

2022 Reno International Art Show, Reno Sparks Convention Center, NV. RTIA Talks Stage: Portraiture.

2021 Reno Fine Arts Collective, Reno, NV. Featured Artist: Portraiture

2020 Emanate Gallery, Featured Artist, South Lake Tahoe, CA

2017 High Vibe Society, Tahoe Activist Artists: Rising from the Fire, CA 

2017 Tahoe Activist Artists: We the People. Tahoe Mountain Lab, CA 

Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, CA Faculty Show, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 

2016 Nevada Museum of Art, Doors to Recovery, Reno NV

2010 MAIYA Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010 New Visions Gallery, Culture + Agriculture, WI

2009 The Rooms Gallery, South Wales, UK

2009 Rogers Jones Auction House, The Welsh Fine Art Sale

2008 The Marji Gallery, Featured Artist Santa Fe NM

2008 The Village Art Gallery, Women in Art, CA

2008 Rogers Jones Auction House, Welsh Fine Art Sale, UK

2007 Sierra Arts Foundation, Featured Artist Reno NV

1998 Royal Cambrian Academy, UK Young Wales / 2000 / 2001

1999 The Wales Drawing Bienalle Touring Exhibition, Wrexham Arts Center

2000 The Albany Gallery, Cardiff New Welsh Artists, UK 

Selected Commissions

2023 The Glimmering, Oil on Linen, 28 x 66″, Karen & Tim Stapleton, Point Richmond, CA

2021 The Vecchi Wedding Portrait, CA

2017 – 2020 The Metastasis, 12 x 5 ft mural – Private Residence, Lake Tahoe, CA

2017-8 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Manual. 74 Anatomical Figure Drawings, Tahoe Yoga Shala, CA

2015 Pollinator Mural, Sierra House Elementary School, Lake Tahoe, CA

2013 Get out of my Crotch! 21 Writers respond to America’s War on Women’s         Reproductive Rights, Book Cover Art

Selected Interviews, Reviews & Publications

Alpinist Magazine, 2023

Kolo8 Abc News,  Art from the Ashes  2022

KCRA 3 News, Caldor Fire Art 2022

Tahoe Magazine, Summer Call & Response 2022

Tahoe Weekly, Art from the Ashes 2022

Climbing Magazine, UK High Lines 2018

Illustrators Journal, Winter Edition 2018

BlogTalk Radio, Winter 2017

Alpinist Magazine, USA 2011 Issues 33 and a full colour spread in issue 34. 

Edge Volume 4, Tahoe Writers Works 2010

KUNR Radio, Artist in Residence 2008

Moonshine Ink, Truckee, CA. Featured Artist. 2008

Summit Magazine (British Mountaineering Council) UK The Art of Climbing 2007

Tahoe Quarterly, Art Notes 2007, Best of 2010  Art Notes, Tahoe Masters

High Art: Award Winning Film Documentary. Fridge Productions 2005

HTV News (Wales, UK) Moving on Upwards 2002

Climber Magazine, UK 2001

BBC News  Artist of the Rockfaces 2000

On the Edge Magazine Art imitates life 2000

Y Sioe Gelf (The Art Show) HTV Wales 1999

Grants, Awards & Sponsorship

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

Lake Tahoe Community College, Professional Development Grants

Nevada Arts Council

Arts & Business New Partners, Wales

Welsh Development Agency

The Prince’s Trust

Arts Council of Wales

DMM International

The Royal Oak Hotel, Betws Y Coed


Tahoe Arts Alliance – Artist Innovator Award 2019