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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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Russian Church
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 250
Duo 16
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 800
Orange Mono
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 350
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing
by Cathy Locke
$ 190
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 700
Reflection
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 318
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
Terpsichore
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 260 - $ 320
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 450
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 502
Magnolias
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 390
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print
by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 414
Tami
Drawing on Paper
by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Prudence
Drawing on Paper
by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Dancer I
Drawing on Paper
by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Female Figure
Drawing on Paper
by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
Twirling
Pastel Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 5,000
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 7,500
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Falling Together
Pastel Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 3,500
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Yellow Tea Pot
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 650
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
$ 5,000
Purple Figure
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Reaching
Oil Painting
by Cathy Locke
$ 7,500
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