Paula Holtzclaw

image of paula holtzclaw North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw has gained a national reputation for her ability to capture the drama of nature on canvas. She is most widely known for her landscapes, where her fascination with light and atmosphere is most evident.  Her still life paintings demonstrate a love of the Old Masters’ works.

“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.”

In addition to numerous solo shows, Holtzclaw’s paintings have been included in international, national and museum exhibitions. Museum venues include the Bowers Museum, Haggin Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and the Tucson Desert Museum.

Paula has been the recipient of notable awards including: Award of Excellence Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional 2023, Award of Excellence American Women Artists National 2023, 2019,  Award of Excellence and Award of Merit NOAPS 2023, Fine Art Connoisseur Award WAOW 2023, “President’s Award ” Women Artists of the West 51st National Exhibition, 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 SE Exhibition, 2015, Gold Medal- American Women Artists National 2013.

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