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Paula B. Holtzclaw

Photo of Paula B. Holtzclaw"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."

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. 

 Select Awards

  • President's Award and Third Place Master's Division Award at the Women Artists of the West 51st National Exhibit, 2021
  • Third Place - Master's Division, Women Artists of the West National 2020
  • Award of Excellence, American Women Artists National 2019                                              
  • Third Place - Master's Division, Women Artists of the West National 2019
  • The F & M Bank Purchase Award, American Women Artists National 2018                           
  • First Place, Nautical Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2017
  • Best Landscape, National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, 2016                      
  • Best in Show, Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibition, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Feature Article in Southwest Art, November, 2020
  • Feature Article in Art of the West, April, 2019
  • Feature Article in Fine Art Connoisseur, January, 2019


  • Master Member, American Women Artists
  • Signature Member, Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
  • California Art Club
  • Signature Member, American Impressionists Society (AIS)
  • Plein-Air Painters of the SouthEast (Pap-se)
  • Signature Member, The American Society of Marine Artists
  • Signature Member, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
  • Master Member, WAOW (Women Artists of the West)
  • Signature Member, Oil Painters of America


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