Paula B. Holtzclaw
Conroy’s Country, Oil, 24” x 36”
North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw is known for exquisite light-filled paintings of unspoiled and undeveloped landscapes, executed in a unique blend of classical realism and impressionism. “I am a painter of our increasingly threatened Low Country wetlands – coastal country where water meets sea – of twilight and dawn: times of mystery and transition.” Paula’s paintings are collected nationally and shown in national, international, and museum exhibitions. Paula and her husband live in Waxhaw, NC, a small community known for its horse farms and antiques.
While I paint a variety of subject matter, it is most often the landscape that pulls me in and demands to be painted. Having lived most of my life in the Southeast, my love of the Lowcountry with its dramatic skies and seemingly endless expanse of marshland is a never-ending inspiration. I prefer to paint the natural, undeveloped areas; those yet to be encroached upon. Captivated by the effects of light and atmosphere, I strive to create a mood and evoke a peaceful feeling. I like to think that I am capturing and holding onto a moment and place in time.
Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists and Women Artists of the West; Signature Member of American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Society of Marine Artists, and Oil Painters of America; Invited Member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and Plein Air Painters of the Southeast.
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ