Books by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Paula comes from a family with many writers. She is inviting feedback and looking for a publisher for her self illustrated booklets.

Family and friends have given Paula’s booklets great reviews, which has encouraged her to keep on writing and illustrating her own stories.

Paula's books

‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish and Botany; the Beautiful Natural World’ shows a selection of Paula’s artwork with engaging and illustrative short stories. Paula’s work helps you to see the natural world in depth and in its finest detail. Reading this book is like visiting Paula’s studio in which she guides you through many aspects of her work. Paula narrates her nature meditations and observations or explains the symbolic composition of her drawings. Creatively she educates you on nature’s remarkable intelligence. After reading this lively book, you feel enchanted and engaged as if following a visit to an art gallery. For Paula, painting and writing is a deep meditation; nature is her muse, her spiritual and artistic inspiration. ‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish and Botany; the Beautiful Natural World’ contains about 13 pieces of enjoyable texts and 24 highly detailed and full-colour artwork.

‘Feng Shui, a Creative Approach’ is a visually engaging introduction into the concept of Feng shui, Qi, and the Five Elements is written and illustrated by Dutch artist Paula Kuitenbrouwer. It is written for those who like to feel creatively inspired. Paula shows you her artistic interpretation of the Five Elements and explains you about her Mandarin Duck drawings.

 

What people are saying about ‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany; the Beauty of the Natural World’:

REVIEWS 


“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”.


“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”.


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”.


Hettie Marzak schrijft:

Ik raad dit product aan. Inspirerend & Mooi vormgegeven. 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.


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!
5つ星のうち 5.0 Recommend!

 

Paula’s ‘Letters 2000-2003 Paula & Bert’ & ‘Gedichten voor mijn Dochter’ are currently out of print.

‘Latching on: Breastfeeding my Baby‘ is in Dutch, entitled ‘Aan de borst’. The English translation is not yet available. In ‘Aan de Borst‘ Paula narrates her story of breastfeeding her daughter during the time she lived in 5 countries.

Aan de Borst , geschreven door Paula Kuitenbrouwer

 

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