Donald Locke, Artist
Atlanta resident Donald Locke is an artist with exceptional talent as a sculptor and painter. He has been a part of the “international scene” for over 30 years. Originally from Stewartville, Guyana, South America, Locke began studying art in Guyana in the 1940’s and continued his training at the Bath Academy of Art in England and Edinburgh University in Scotland in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Mr. Locke’s work brings together cross-cultural experiences influenced by his homeland and his journeys as an intellectual living abroad in Europe. His mixed-media sculptures, figural constructions of wax, roots and other organic materials in his creations are considered to have magical, fetishistic overtones. Other sculptures contain bush rope from Guyana’s forests along with exotic woods and ceramic.
Locke’s drawings start at $1,800 and his paintings range from $7,000-$15,000. His sculptures are priced between $1,200 and $8,000.
Some of the public and private collectors of Donald Locke’s work around the world include the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Guyana National Collection, Guyana, South America; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Exhibitions of his work have also been featured at Skoto Gallery in New York, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, New Jersey, Solomon Project here in Atlanta, and City Gallery East, located in Atlanta City Hall East.