Far horizons and infinite skies are the hallmark of Paula Holtzclaw's art. Best known for her landscapes and seascapes celebrating areas still untouched by industrialism, her depictions of nature's beauty, unspoiled by man illustrate 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 numerous national juried and museum exhibitions, a few of which are the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Salon International, and the International Marine Art Exhibition Mystic Seaport.
Holtzclaw 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 2012, 2010 and 2009 Cover Competitions. Southwest Art Magazine featured Paula and her studio in the “My World” section of their September 2011 issue. She was named one of Southwest Art Magazine’s "21 over 31: Artists to Know" in November 2010 and was featured as "One to Collect" by Southwest Art, in July 2009.
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 a member by invitation of PAP-SE, Plein Air Painters of the South East. Paula is also an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and the California Art Club.
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. ~ Paula Holtzclaw