Far horizons and infinite skies are the hallmark of Paula Holtzclaw’s art. Paula is best known for her landscapes celebrating areas still untouched by industrialism. Her depictions of its beauty, unspoiled by man show her concern that these last wild places may soon vanish. Her compositions, often large in scale, have a classic and universal appeal.
Paula’s love of art began at an early age, passed on to her, she believes, by her grandmothers, both of whom were artists. After time spent raising her twin sons, she returned to her original passion for painting. In 2002, Paula left her 20+ year medical career to paint full time. Always a willing and eager student, she remains committed to honing her artistic skills. “Travel has been an important impetus for my art, always stimulating my desire for plein air painting, and quick studies which provide the opportunity to learn from nature itself, the greatest of all teachers. I have been fortunate to study under such fine mentors as Joni Falk, Linda Glover Gooch and Scott Christensen and Jeff Legg.”
Paula Holtzclaw’s paintings are collected throughout the nation. Her paintings have been displayed in many national juried and museum exhibitions, a few of which are the American Impressionist Society, Salon International, Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists National Exhibitions, Bosque Conservatory, Texas , and ASMA ‘s New England and West Coast Exhibitions. Paula is a Signature Member of American Women Artists (AWA), The American Society of Marine Artists, Women Artists of the West, and Signature Member of The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She is Associate Member of California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and American Impressionist Society.