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My blog has posts on art & art-appreciation, art-history, art musing, drawings & paintings. There are also a few academic essays that I have written during my study at Oxford Department for Continuing Education. For a full portfolio, see my Etsy shop. I apologize for leading you to another site but Etsy shows artwork very well, while making it impossible to copy artwork.

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About

Paula draws, paints, and writes. 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. Paula loves to draw and paint. Preferably commissions but also freehand style. Paula also regularly writes articles. In 1994 she won the Cimedart Essay Contest with an essay on population growth; in 1995 she won the Euro Essay Contest (first prize) with an essay on the fight against crime in Europe. At the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education Paula took courses on Prehistory and The Celts. One might think Paula’s pen and pencils are fighting for her time. But no, they are a good team as Paula skillfully uses them both.

“Art is often seen as a luxury but when it comes to historic, intensely sad and important events, events to remember or to celebrate in our lives, we are in need for art. I wish to help you, drawing or painting for you artwork that is both beautiful and serving a practical need. Art provides powerful, non-verbal communication that helps people to memorize messages. Art, for me, is about creating a beautiful compositions with harmonious shapes and colours.”
 

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”.  (More reviews are on Etsy).

Birds

 

I love drawing birds, losing myself in their details and symbolism. Have a look at my portfolio at Etsy and on Instagram.  I apologize for re-directing you but after years of having a website, I noticed that too often detailed art work gets copied. Etsy and Instagram provide viewers with a broad overview, yet viewing art in low resolution as a way to protect artist’s rights. Contact me should you like a bird pet commission.