Island Sentry

April 2019

Paula Holtzclaw Oil on Panel, 32’’ x 50’’

North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw is known for her exquisite landscapes, executed in a classical realist manner. Working in oils, she commands space and light while depicting places that are unspoiled or undeveloped by man. Her two grandmothers, who were both artists, influenced Holtzclaw. After raising her twin sons, she returned to painting, taking it up full-time in 2002 after leaving her 20-year medical career. She has exhibited at multiple museums, including the Gilcrease Museum and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and has won notable awards, like Best Landscape, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2016. She has served on the Executive Board of American Women Artists since 2012.

Holtzclaw‘s newest exhibit, Southern Exposure, will open on April 27 at the Cheryl Newby Gallery in Pawleys Island. Holtzclaw has painted scenes from the mountains of North Carolina to the Colorado Rockies to the New England seashore, but Southern Exposure will focus on subjects in the Carolina Lowcountry. The exhibit will run through May 25.


Photograph courtesy of the Cheryl Newby Gallery