Artist Paula B. Holtzclaw

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Artist Statement   
"I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing that this act of celebrating and communication the beauty in this world, has the power to uplift and inspire". 
 "My goal is to capture that fleeting moment in time, that causes us to stop and pause from our busy day to appreciate nature and God's beauty around us."


 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.  Holtzclaw’s paintings have been included in many National Juried and Museum Exhibitions. Museum venues include the Haggin Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Muscarelle Museum of Art,  the Tucson Desert Museum and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.   She has been the recipient of notable awards including Award of Excellence, American Women Artists National 2019, the F & M Bank Purchase Award American Women Artists National 2018, First Place,  Nautical Show at Salmagundi Art Club, NY 2017, Best Landscape, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2016, Best in Show, Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibition 2015.  Most recently featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine "Today's Masters, January 2019 and Art of the West Magazine, featuring Holtzclaw and her studio, April 2019.  Holtzclaw is a Master Member of American Women Artists, and Women Artists of the West.  She has been honored with Signature Memberships in the Oil Painters of America, The American Society of Marine Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society and The American Impressionist Society.  By invitation, Holtzclaw is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and the Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast. She often serves as an entry and awards juror for regional and national exhibitions.   Holtzclaw served on the Executive Board of American Women Artists from 2012 - 2019, a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit organization, dedicated to advancement of women through the arts. Artist Statement      "I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing [...]

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