"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. 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 award winning paintings have been displayed in many national juried and museum exhibitions, a few of which are the American Impressionist Society, the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Salon International and Bosque Art Classic. Paula was a finalist in American Artist Magazine's 2010 and 2009 Cover Competitions. She was named as one to collect by Southwest Art, July 2009. and also one of Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 over 31” artists to know, November 2010.
Paula hails from a small community just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, (where the horses out number the people) with her husband and constant companion Timber, her “velcro” Golden Retriever.
Paula is a Signature Member of American Women Artists, The American Society of Marine Artists, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and Women Artists of the West. She is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club and the American Impressionist Society.