My latest book


Welcome to Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany; the Beauty of the Natural World, a booklet for those who appreciate art, and love nature.


About the Author:

Paula Profile photo

Paula Kuitenbrouwer (1963) paints, writes & draws. She holds an MA degree in Philosophy (University of Utrecht & Amsterdam), and has lived with her husband and daughter in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Belgium. Currently Paula lives with her husband and daughter in Ireland. Paula wrote articles on alternative education that were published in Dutch newspapers. She also wrote policy and discussion papers on education. For the BON (Better Education Netherlands) she wrote an essay about the classical curriculum. In 1994 Paula won the Cimedart Essay Contest with an essay on population growth and in 1995 she won the Euro Essay Contest (first prize) with an essay on the fight against crime in Europe. Pedagogy in Practice (PIP) published Paula’s article about Charlotte Mason, an influential Victorian teacher. For her course at Oxford Department for Continuing Education (2017), Paula wrote an essay on Stonehenge, bringing archaeology and art together.

‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany’ is available at almost all online book shops as well as Paula’s art shop

ISBN (13) 978-1-36-642878-3

Paula’s other book ‘Latching on: Breastfeeding my Baby‘ is in Dutch, entitled ‘Aan de borst’, available at, Amazon(s), Bookdepository, Barnes & Noble and many other online bookshops. The English translation is not yet available.

Where to buy Paula’s books? What about your trustworthy online bookshop?,,,,,,,, Bookdepository, Barnes&Noble, or Waterstones. Probably on a few more sites. Also at Paula’s own artshop; or Paula’s Etsy.

Paula’s Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany is published at and is available via Ingram, the world’s largest distributor of books, used by many of the leading book companies in the world. Ingram Content Group is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of content to over 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries.

Or ask your local bookshop!

ISBN (13) 978-1-36-642878-3

Paula’s Linkedin Profile is here. On LinkedIn Pulse, Paula has published many of her written works, like her essay on Stonehenge.


A lovely collection of art pieces of the beauty found …

By Amazon Customer on 9 Jun. 2017

Format: Paperback. “A lovely collection of art pieces of the beauty found in nature. These pieces capture the simple and elegant stories of the life that lives all around us. Paula shares her wisdom and inspiration through her vision of appreciating the Zen moments of art in nature. After perusing the booklet, I feel inspired to go out to my garden to look at all of the gorgeous colors and motifs that nature provides”.


5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive and charming drawings and texts. 27 May 2017
By Audrey A. Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

“P. Kuitenbrouwer’s lovely drawings and friendly and insightful text are not only beautiful to the senses. Her reverence of the natural world and her patient observation and detail inspire me to slow down for a moment so I don’t miss the beauty and meaning in my own environment. I recommend this little book highly–it would also make a nice gift for anyone who loves nature”.



In dit boekje zijn een aantal tekeningen samengebracht: gekleurde tekeningen van vogels, vissen en vlinders, afgekeken van de natuur en zo minutieus en liefdevol verbeeld dat ze levensecht lijken. Ook zijn er een aantal tekeningen opgenomen van stillevens: stenen en schalen en vazen, die zeer gedetailleerd zijn uitgewerkt.
In de Engelstalige tekst geeft de auteur, die al geruime tijd in Ierland woont, een inkijkje in haar werkwijze: waarom ze juist die onderwerpen heeft gekozen, of hoe ze te werk is gegaan bij het tekenen. Haar kennis van de natuur verdiept haar tekeningen: zo weet ze over al de onderwerpen wel iets interessants te vertellen dat de lezer nog eens – en beter – laat kijken. Ze duidt haar werk tegen de achtergrond van een filosofische levensinstelling en laat de lezer kennismaken met de aanzet tot meditatie, met aspecten uit het Boeddhisme en esthetische principes uit Japan, maar vooral met de schoonheid van de natuur en het leven. Boeiend zijn de interpretaties van haar werk binnen de symboliek van diverse religies en culturen, die de tekeningen een extra betekenislaag geven. Het is een mooi en evenwichtig vormgegeven boekje, om zelf blijvend van te genieten of om cadeau te geven.


Una recensione? Un Feedback? No. Solo i miei sentimenti su un piccolo libro di un artista veramente ispirato: Paula Kuitenbrouwer. ‘Uccelli, farfalle, pesci e botanica; Il bellissimo mondo naturale ‘.
Non stiamo acquistando un pezzo di carta con linee artistiche combinate in una bella immagine. Compriamo emozioni, sentimenti, ore di dubbi, errori, esperienze, apprendimenti, filosofie, ecc. Per me sembra un privilegio sgattaiolare nel laboratorio di un artista e partecipare alla creazione del processo semplicemente guardandolo. È qualcosa che facevo sempre nel laboratorio di fotografia di mio padre, osservando nascere le foto che si sviluppavano pian pano. È un mistero enorme che ti porta via nel suo mondo magico.
Questa sensazione ho avuto mentre leggo il libro di Paula. Ogni singola spiegazione: un concetto di composizione, colori, forme, storie personali che servono come tele per i futuri dipinti; Profonda filosofia dietro ogni elemento; E la gentilezza, l’equilibrio interiore travolgente e il pezzo dell’autore che ho ascoltato durante la lettura mi hanno semplicemente dato un effetto terapeutico. Per aggiungere: breve, chiara, niente da aggiungere, niente da togliere, solo “IL BELLISSIMO MONDO NATURALE”.



投稿者 Hana Cho 投稿日 2017/6/27

形式: ペーパーバック Amazonで購入

I have seen her art’s work in Instagram. Every single time I saw it, I thought that I was resting in nature. It is good fresh and I am really happy to get it mine! Especially the lotus and butterflies are magnificent!!!

Facts & Figures:

Paula’s website ‘ArtsBooksCrafts‘ has (June 2017): 159,330  views.

Paula has 500+ connections on LinkedIn.

ArtsBooksCrafts is registered at Utrecht’s Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands.


Available at Blurb, Etsy, Paula’s Art Shop and Paula at Unless you are in the USA, you better order at me as I buy my booklets with discounts. Including shipping: 15 Euros, at




3 thoughts on “My latest book

  1. Dear Paula, woooooooow!!! I’m so excited for you! A book is something great, a wonderful project, like a kind of “baby”! Can’t wait to hold it in my hands. Makes me very happy for you! ❤


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