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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Sunflowers in Blue Vase
Watercolor Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Passion Lilies
Watercolor Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
$ 1,000
Red Ribbon
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
Tea Leaves
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
Lost in Thought
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Lady in Brown
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Woman on Gray
Pastel & Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Palace Square
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 800
Hopkins Winery
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 800
Movement in Five
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
Terpsichore
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,750
Rose House
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 800
Kunde Winery
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 650
Woman on White
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 500
$ 350
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,850
Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 200
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 700
Reflection
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 750
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
Female Pastel
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 152
Female Nude in Charcoal
Charcoal Drawing

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 172 - $ 424
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 680
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

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

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 220 - $ 414
Magnolias
Giclee Print

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 252 - $ 680
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

by Cathy Locke
$ 260 - $ 320
Day Dreaming
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 190
$ 152
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Prudence
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Tami
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

by Cathy Locke
$ 150
Trumpet Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 720
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 2,000
Falling Together
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 3,000
Twirling
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,800
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
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
Torso II
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 750
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
Figure 1
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 900
$ 630
Tori
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
$ 595
Reflections I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,800
Portrait of Prue
Pastel Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 250
$ 175
Vanisa Winery
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 400
$ 320
All Dressed Up I
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
Toy Chest
Pastel Painting

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

by Cathy Locke
$ 1,500
$ 750
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 4,000
Reaching
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 5,750
Figure in Red
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 950
$ 665
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

by Cathy Locke
$ 850
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