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Marloes Bloedjes, alias Luz, is a Dutch fine artist. She creates colourful abstract paintings and mixed media artworks.

my eyes made me turn to art

“Never being able to see like the others made me tune inside. What I found there was a rich inner world, full of colours and landscapes. Here you can discover this world, and the story behind it.” 


the need for art

“Through my art I feel a deep connection with myself and my inner world. If there were no art, there would be no me.”



For almost 5 year Luz has been giving art lessons for children, teenagers and adults in The Netherlands. Soon you can join painting classes by Luz worldwide! Sign up for all upcoming information!

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There’s a rich inner world inside of every mind. I discovered mine in the darkest time of my life: the period when I wasn’t able to see more than 5%, just with one eye. Turning inside made me discover art and art has been helping me through in a magical way ever since. I made myself a promise: if my eye can be cured, I will definitely choose to be a professional artist. After surgery, my sight was 65%, even the doctors said it was a miracle.

So I had to keep my promise. For 5 years I have been running an art business in the Netherlands. Both in order to make art growing out of my vibrant, colorful inner world and to let others discover their own inner path by making art.

I can’t wait to share this world with you!

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No matter what it is you're searching for, if you can't find it in yourself Go outside and see in nature who you really are

pushing yourself too hard in art

challenges of living with an eye disease For many times in my life I feel that I want more than I can do. The one and only strategy to solve this problem is to choose. What do I REALLY want, in art and in life. I'd better focus on one thing, one technique. My body has given me the signals that I needed rest. My eyes are as always my weakest spot especially as the seasons are changing. This year I had a lot of pain in my left (and only good) eye. It's something that won't heal easily and it has...

is it finished or not?

hundreds of paintings in one artwork There can be hundreds of paintings in one painting. It’s about the process every time I paint. Every painting is asking other skills and another composition. With this one, finally called ‘Green View’ I had several stages that I’ll share with you. I sometimes wouldn’t even imagine this is the same painting. How do you decide to paint something over? the process of staring at the painting and turning it around and around The answer may be simply: when the...

all the girls are gone…

After a very nice afternoon when I opened my new exhibition I feel relieved, happy, proud and... sad. Why is that? I feel like some paintings are still close to myself, I've only just finished them. And now I'm already leaving them alone in a strange place like a hotel... Part of my paintings is at Restaurant van Schaik, which is pretty close to our home. The other part though, is much further away! Maybe I'm a bit tired thus exaggerating... It feels just EMPTY! There is just one thing I want:...

figure painting without a model

drawing portraits out of boredom at high school I did not paint a lot figures over the last years. As I started painting in my 'early years' around 2003/2004 I worked with many figures in my work though. Also in my time at high school that was dominated with boredom I doodled a lot of comic like girls. I became pretty good at giving expression to faces (I wouldn't say that from myself at that moment...). Another thing is drawing a complete body and finding a pose that is not too static and...

new exhibition at Herberg De Waard van Ternaard (Friesland, NH)

A brand new exhibition! I'm proudly showing you the pictures of the hotel/restaurant Herberg De Waard in the small town Ternaard in Friesland, the north of The Netherlands. Now, my work is partly in Markenbinnen (Noord-Holland), partly in Ternaard. There are a few pieces that are never shown before and aren't on the website and Instagram, so you are the first to see them! The hotel is beautifully styled with the furniture of the Fries' brand Pilat and Pilat. Downstairs you can find the...

enough to do for upcoming exhibition

I'm very proud to announce that my new exhibition at Herberg de Waard in Ternaard (Friesland, NL) will be arranged next Thursday. After a few weeks of doing (almost) nothing because my (only) eye was hurting too much, I need to take some steps and make some decisions. As always there will be the question: Which paintings will be in and how can I match them together as a good collection representing me at this very moment? And then, of course, who am I at the moment? Well, I'm glad I made a lot...

Thanks again, universe!

Today at the hospital: there's no leak in the filter in my eye! That means, no worries, stay calm... and paint again! I feel so relieved. It's really wonderful how suddenly your life can change when you hear good news. When your one and only eye is not lost. I realize there's so much depending on that eye. This morning I tried to count all the wonderful things to look at and I couldn't. There was too much that I love in this world. Though it's still a bit painful and sensitive it will be...

forced to rest: when my eyes don’t allow me to make art

After the very productive month of January, in which I created 6 larger pieces of art, and several smaller artworks, I was suddenly forced to stop all my activities. My eye (the only one I have left) was hurting for a week or so. I first thought I overworked a bit, because all the energy of inspiration... But, when I kept calm for a few days, nothing really changed. My eye didn't improve and have even got worse. So finally, we've went to the academical hospital of Amsterdam where the doctors...

my art intentions for 2019

I've already posted some important stuff I want to do for my art business this year, but there came up so much more by writing those down. What do I want to create in 2019? In my paintings and artworks I want to grow and I want to do some new things. There are some new series I want to start with, but also things I've done in the past I want to expand. So, this is just the start of the list of things I intend to do in 2019, as this list is still growing: making new cat cards I've already...


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