Cathy Locke

"My art practice includes explorations with not only the figure but its environment. Throughout my career, I have continued to explore both traditional and abstracted styles. I feel that each direction informs the other and keeps my work fresh. My exploration takes me down a vast array of paths as I search for the best way to communicate. "

Primarily a figure painter, Cathy Locke's passion is to bring beauty into people's homes. As an award-winning fine artist and illustrator for over twenty years, she believes there is nothing more energizing than living with original fine art in the environments where we live and work. She creates stunning paintings in oil and pastel, on surfaces that range from canvas to Mylar.

Locke has been greatly influenced by Russian artists such as Mikhail Vrubel and Nicolai Fechin. Investigating the work of the Leningrad School and Russian Symbolist painters has opened her up to exploring all kinds of creative ideas and techniques.

Cathy Locke holds a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she currently teaches. She has received accolades for her work from numerous organizations, including the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Journal. She has also received two Pastel 100 Awards, placing her as one of the top 100 pastelists in the world. Her work is collected by civic institutions, universities, and private patrons across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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Woman on White
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 500
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
Pink Ladies
Paintings & Drawings Oil Paintings

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
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Side by Side by Cathy Locke (Oil Painting)
Side by Side
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
Sold Out
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
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Corkscrews by Cathy Locke (Oil Painting)
Corkscrews
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
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Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 200
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 700
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Orange Mono by Cathy Locke (Oil Painting)
Orange Mono
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
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Reflection
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
SOLD
Duo 16 by Cathy Locke (Oil Painting)
Duo 16
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
Sold Out
Female Nude in Charcoal
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 152
Female Pastel
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 152
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 318
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 450
Magnolias
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 414
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 260 - $ 320
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
Day Dreaming
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 152
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Tami
Drawing on Paper

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Prudence
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Trumpet Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 720
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Falling Together
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
Twirling
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 7,800
Yellow Trumpets
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
$ 760
Yellow Tea Pot
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
Tea Party
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
$ 390
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Afternoon Light
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 630
Tomato Five
Watercolor Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 450
Spanky
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 630
Lemons and Flowers
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 500
$ 300
Male Figure
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 200
$ 160
Pink Face
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
$ 120
Washing III
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
$ 2,100
Texture 5
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
$ 2,450
Toy Box
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 760
$ 532
Figure 1
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 630
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Pears
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
$ 520
Figures 2
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 630
Tori
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 595
Reflections I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,800
Vanisa Winery
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 400
$ 320
Nude
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 375
$ 300
Washin Portrait - Study
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 250
$ 200
Portrait of Prue
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 250
$ 175
Old Tractor
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 400
$ 200
Tuscany
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 250
$ 200
Rocking Horse III
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 595
Rocking Horse II
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 595
Toy Chest
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Figure I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 750
Figure II
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 750
All Dressed Up I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Wondering
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Texture 3
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
$ 2,450
Texture 2
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
$ 2,450
Nude Standing 1
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 680
Mia Turning
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 600
$ 420
Bedtime Story
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,050
Blue Madonna
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
Figure in Red
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
$ 665
Reaching
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,000
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
In Red
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 900
Washing III
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
$ 1,400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
The Legacy Gallery , Arizona, Scottsdale, 2014
JNA Gallery, California, Santa Monica, 2014
La Belle Galerie , California, Carmel, 2014
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Bennington, VT, The Bennington Center for the Arts, 2014
National Exhibition, Novato, CA, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016
National Exhibition, Sacramento, CA, Northern California Artists, 2015
7th Annual International, Astoria, OR, Art Center Gallery, 2014