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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Red Ribbon
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Tea Leaves
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Woman on Gray
Pastel & Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Lady in Brown
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
Rose House
Oil Painting

$ 800
Terpsichore
Oil Painting

$ 5,750
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

$ 1,850
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

$ 200
SOLD
Water Beneath the Madonna by Cathy Locke (Oil Painting)
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,500
Reflection
Oil Painting

$ 750
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 700
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

$ 190
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 424
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 414
Magnolias
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 450
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

$ 260 - $ 320
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Prudence
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Tami
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

$ 2,000
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Falling Together
Pastel Painting

$ 3,000
Twirling
Pastel Painting

$ 4,000
Reflections I
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
Reaching
Oil Painting

$ 5,750
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