With kindness, Paula Kuitenbrouwer Paula paints, writes and 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, Belgium and Ireland. Currently Paula lives with her husband and daughter in her homeland, the Netherlands. At the time Paula was living with her family in South Korea, she corresponded regularly with her father. One of the letters from Paula to her father, a story on Buddha’s birthday, was published by the Dutch Buddhist newspaper in 2014. Paula wrote articles on alternative education that were published in the Dutch newspapers the NRC and Trouw. On the dangers of online sex Paula wrote an article that was published in the Dutch newpapers Trouw. On socialization of young children, an article by Paula was published in NRC. She also wrote policy and discussion papers on education. For the Dutch Homeschool Society Paula wrote about Classical 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. In 2014 NRC, a Dutch newspaper, published a social-political article by Paula. BeZine published Paula’s thoughts on Empty Space in 2014. On the Burkini Ban Paula wrote a philosophical response. At the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education Paula took the courses about the Prehistory and Celts. Reviews and Remarks of Paula’s Artwork; ‘Paula’s paintings are like the models themselves had moved onto the paper’. ‘Her drawings and paintings are characterized by an ethereal and oriental feel.’ “What GORGEOUS ARTWORK you do! I always wished I was more artistic, I love to draw but only have limited talent in that way. I love you depictions of nature, just beautiful! Thank you for sharing that”. “Hi Paula, I love your drawings and looking at them I can really feel the quiet moments and simple pleasures we can get from nature. Very calming, indeed! Many thanks”. “You are a wonderfully talented artist Paula with a beautiful technique for making tender images that warm my heart to look at. Thank you”. “Paula like you I love nature but you have an amazing capacity to capture nature at it’s best with your wonderful drawings. My best wishes for your continued success – people will fall in love with your wonderful talent”. “The detail shown in the drawing of the Tawny Owl is amazing. This is another amazing piece from your Collection. Warm regards”. “Paula, I loved your nature arts. I do like stumbling upon feathers once in a while and collect them for their beauty. They seem like magical gifts from nature”.
“I love Paula’s work for her heart flows through her artistic pen which is also an extension of her mind”.So, welcome to Paula’s world of birds, butterflies, botany and beautiful nature. Paula’s art is meditative, sensitive and delicate. It is full of symbolism and detail, and has an oriental feel. Paula’s art is a result of her nature meditations. Her love for the beauty of the natural world inspires her to capture this beauty.
Paula: “After exploring nature, I try to paint and draw nature’s soul. To my drawings and paintings, I add my mindfulness and respect for the wisdom and beauty of the natural world. By selling my paintings, drawings and art prints, I share this beauty and wisdom. Art provides powerful, non-verbal communication that helps people to memorize nature’s messages. To me, art is also about creating beauty. I like to find beautiful compositions with harmonious shapes and colours. Apart from being intrigued by beautiful compositions, drawing helps me to escape the stressful concept of time. When I draw, time is replaced by timelessness”.
Paula holds an MA degree in Philosophy (University of Utrecht & Amsterdam) and regularly publishes written articles. She is the owner of mindfuldrawing.com and the author of ‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany’. Paula lives with her husband and daughter in the Netherlands.