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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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The Washing I
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
Wash Day
Oil Drawing

$ 1,200
Tea Leaves
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Red Ribbon
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
Woman on Gray
Pastel & Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Lady in Brown
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
Lost in Thought
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
Kunde Winery
Oil Painting

$ 650
Hopkins Winery
Oil Painting

$ 800
Rose House
Oil Painting

$ 800
Movement in Five
Oil Painting

$ 2,000
Terpsichore
Oil Painting

$ 5,750
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

$ 1,850
Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

$ 900
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

$ 200
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,500
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 700
Reflection
Oil Painting

$ 750
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

$ 190
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 424
Magnolias
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

$ 260 - $ 320
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 450
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 414
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Tami
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

$ 2,000
Twirling
Pastel Painting

$ 4,000
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

$ 850
Reflections I
Oil Painting

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

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Pinwheels
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

$ 850
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