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
$ 425
Martorana Winery
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 300
$ 255
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Pink Ladies
Paintings & Drawings Oil Paintings

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
$ 807.50
Corkscrews
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 765
Side by Side
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,000
$ 850
Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
$ 552.50
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 200
$ 170
Water Beneath the Madonna
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
$ 2,975
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Duo 16
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 800
$ 680
Reflection
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 722.50
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 700
$ 595
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 161.50
Orange Mono
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 350
$ 297.50
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 318
$ 146.20 - $ 270.30
Male Figure Drawing
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 300
$ 255
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
$ 214.20 - $ 426.70
Magnolias
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
$ 146.20 - $ 331.50
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
$ 146.20 - $ 331.50
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 450
$ 187 - $ 382.50
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 414
$ 187 - $ 351.90
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 260 - $ 320
$ 221 - $ 272
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
$ 214.20 - $ 426.70
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
$ 127.50
Tami
Drawing on Paper

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
$ 127.50
Prudence
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
$ 127.50
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
$ 127.50
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Twirling
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Falling Together
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
$ 2,975
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 7,800
$ 6,630
Yellow Tea Pot
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
$ 552.50
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 722.50
Reflections I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Evening with the Family
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,900
$ 2,465
All Dressed Up I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Secret Hiding Place
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Blue Madonna
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Sitting Nude Figure
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Reaching
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 722.50
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