North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw has gained a national reputation for her ability to capture the drama of nature on canvas. Light-filled paintings of pristine, undeveloped landscapes are executed with a unique blend of classical realism and impressionism, while her still life paintings demonstrate a love of the Old Masters works. As a native Carolinian, she gains much of her inspiration along the Eastern coastline, the vast marshlands and the southern landscape. Holtzclaws paintings have been included in many national juried and museum exhibitions. Museum venues include the Haggin Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Bowers Museum, Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Tucson Desert Museum, and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Paula has been the recipient of notable awards including: “President’s Award “, Women Artists of the West 51st National Exhibition, Award of Excellence, American Women Artists National 2019, Third Place- Master’s Division, Women Artists of the West National 2021, 2020, 2019, The F & M Bank Purchase Award, American Women Artists National 2018, First Place, Nautical Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2017, Best Landscape, NOAPS “Best of America” National 2016, Best In Show, Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibition, 2015, Gold Medal- American Women Artists National 2013.
November 2020 Southwest Art Magazine, “A Soft Glow”
January 2019 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazines feature, “Today’s Masters,
April 2019, May 2016, March 2013 issues of Art of the West Magazine
Paula has also been featured in various other arts publications including American Artist magazine, the American Society of Marine Artists News & Journal, Charleston Style & Design Magazine, Todays Charlotte Woman Magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS:
Master Member of American Women Artists (AWA)
Master Member of the Women Artists of the West (WAOW)
Signature Member Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Signature member American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA)
Signature member American Impressionist Society (AIS)
Signature member National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS)
Out-of-State Artist Member of the prestigious California Art Club.
By invitation: Member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and the Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast (PAP-SE)
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC
Highlands Art Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
Hughes Fine Art Gallery, Boca Grande, FL
Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
Providence Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC