52nd National Catalog


13” x 20” — Oil $3,600

A beautiful evening sunset along our Eastern coastline was the inspiration for this painting. Before reaching the sea, there is the vast expanse of the salt marshes. I am most grateful not only for its beauty, but for the valuable provisions this habitat provides. The tidal floods and mud flats supply the marsh with nutrients and food necessary for the variety of life that exists in and around the estuaries. The grasses, as they go through their own life cycles, provide a huge harvest of food for many life forms such as crustaceans, invertebrates and birds. The marsh also shelters the coast from the harsh storms that blow in from the sea. Gratitude seemed like a fitting name for such an important area often taken for granted.

PAULA HOLTZCLAW • WAOW Master • NC • paulabholtzclawfineart.com “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. She is most widely known for her landscapes where her fascination with light and atmosphere is most evident. A recipient of notable awards and publications, Holtzclaw’s paintings are included in national juried and museum exhibitions.


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