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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
$ 1,445
Wash Day
Oil Drawing

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Red Ribbon
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Tea Leaves
Oil Painting

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Lady in Brown
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Lost in Thought
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Woman on Gray
Pastel & Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Terpsichore
Oil Painting

$ 5,750
$ 4,887.50
Boysoshaya Street
Oil Painting

$ 800
$ 680
Kunde Winery
Oil Painting

$ 650
$ 552.50
Movement in Five
Oil Painting

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Rose House
Oil Painting

$ 800
$ 680
Hopkins Winery
Oil Painting

$ 800
$ 680
Martorana Winery
Oil Painting

$ 800
$ 680
Movement in Four
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Orchid Duo
Oil Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Cactus Rosette
Oil Painting

$ 900
$ 765
Zwanda
Charcoal & Pastel Drawing

$ 200
$ 170
Reflection
Oil Painting

$ 750
$ 637.50
Brown Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 700
$ 595
Torso I
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Blonde Nude
Charcoal Drawing

$ 190
$ 161.50
Peaches and Plums
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 424
$ 146.20 - $ 360.40
Male Figure Drawing
Pastel Drawing

$ 300
$ 255
Magnolias
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
$ 146.20 - $ 331.50
Orange Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
$ 214.20 - $ 578
Orange Gerbers
Giclee Print

$ 172 - $ 390
$ 146.20 - $ 331.50
Yellow Roses
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 414
$ 187 - $ 351.90
Red Gladiolus
Giclee Print

$ 252 - $ 680
$ 214.20 - $ 578
Tulip Fling
Giclee Print

$ 220 - $ 450
$ 187 - $ 382.50
Terpsichore
Giclee Print

$ 260 - $ 320
$ 221 - $ 272
Female Figure
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Tami
Charcoal Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Dancer I
Pastel Drawing

$ 150
$ 127.50
Amaryllis Duo
Oil Painting

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Mnemosyne
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
$ 4,930
Summer Tomatoes
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Twirling
Pastel Painting

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Summer Time Tea
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Sitting Torso
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Reflections I
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Evening with the Family
Oil Painting

$ 2,900
$ 2,465
All Dressed Up I
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Secret Hiding Place
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Pinwheels
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Reaching
Oil Painting

$ 5,750
$ 4,887.50
Purple Figure
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Sitting Nude Figure
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
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