"I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing that this act of celebrating and communicating the beauty in this world has the power to uplift and inspire."
Far horizons and infinite skies are the hallmark of Paula Holtzclaw's art. Paula is best known for her landscapes celebrating areas still untouched by industrialism. Her depictions of its beauty, unspoiled by man show her concern that these last wild places may soon vanish. Her compositions, often large in scale, have a classic and universal appeal.
Paula’s paintings have been displayed in many national juried and museum exhibitions, a few of which are the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Salon International, the International Marine Art Exhibition Mystic Seaport, and Bosque Art Classic. She has received awards from American Women Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and Women Artists of the West. Paula was a finalist in American Artist Magazine's 2010 and 2009 Cover Competitions.
She was named one of Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 over 31” artists to know, November 2010, and also as one to collect by Southwest Art, July 2009.
Paula resides in a small equestrian community in North Carolina with her husband and constant companion Timber, her Golden Retriever.
Paula is a Signature Member of The American Society of Marine Artists, and Signature Member of The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Associate Member of Women Artists of the West and Oil Painters of America.