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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Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
Corkscrews
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
Movement in Five
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,500
Side by Side
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,000
Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 200
Reflection
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
Duo 16
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 800
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 700
Orange Mono
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 350
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 318
Magnolias
Giclee Print

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 414
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
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
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 Tea Pot
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Reflections I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,800
All Dressed Up I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Blue Madonna
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Reaching
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,000
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