Hi, I’m Luz!

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, because of cataract (my right eye is blind since childhood). 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 kept my promise. For 8 years now, I have been running my art school and art business in The Netherlands. So that I can make my art grow from my vibrant, colourful inner world and to guide people in discovering their own inner path by creating art. I can’t wait to share this world with you!

Painting Classes and Paintings by Luz – Paint from Your Inner World

My Paintings

For me, creating a painting often starts with closing my eyes and see the world inside of me. Sometimes I pick up impressions on my daily walks. I am very inspired by nature and I love mixing colours until I find a deep inner balance. It’s a very intuitive process. I work until everything feels right.

Painting Serenity by Marloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Abstract Art

I use a variety of materials and techniques in my work, like paper, textiles and things I collect on my daily walks. Here you will see all my mixed media paintings.

Painting Garden View by Marloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Flower Paintings

I love painting botanicals, flowers and gardens in a very abstract way. Sometimes, I want to look at a specific flower very closely to create a study of it, like Hibiscus.

Painting Taking a new step by Marloes Bloedjes - Luz Artworks

Figures & Portraits

I don’t often intend to paint people; they just appear in my work. As a teenager I always drew faces, I guess it’s still in me.

Painting Classes

Painting is a wonderful way to express yourself, especially in hard times. It could help you to bring more balance in your life, overcome issues, get outside your mind and meet some new parts of your soul. O, and did I say that painting is big fun?

Learn to paint from your home

In my art classes I encourage you to follow your heart and do what you love. It’s about the process rather than the outcome. But I’ll bet you’ll be having surprising results!

You can watch my video lessons from your PC or tablet and smartphone. My classes are fully compatible with all portable devices (iOS and Android), connected to the internet (classes can be downloaded as well for offline viewing with our app). You get my support and feedback as well as from other students via the comments within the classes and in my private Facebook group. Each class comes with a PDF-workbook including inspiring exercises, inspiring images and background information.

Abstract Classes

Coming soon… a couple of wonderful abstract painting classes focussed on colour, composition and printing techniques. For these classes our main material is acrylic paint.

Painting Pattern Playing Yellow by Luz Artworks, Marloes Bloedjes

Mixed Media Classes

There’s a series of 3 mixed media classes: Pattern Playing, Fantasy Flowers and Mixed Media Angels. In these classes you’ll be working with acrylic paint combined with paper, fabrics, markers, etc..

Painting on Location Classes

In these classes I am showing you my process working (partly) on location. So, If you like being in nature and you want to challenge yourself: paint trees, flowers and landscapes with me!

luz at marquette

“Luz is a wonderful teacher with a relaxed but energetic style. I never felt pressured or stressed. She interacts with the participants all the way through and was very encouraging. I really learned so much! 5/5

Melissa

Rockford, IL

A walk around Schokland + Painting Time-lapse

In this video we take you with us on our walk around Schokland, a former island in the Zuiderzee, The Netherlands. It is a beautiful place, no wonder that it's on the World Unesco Heritage List. After we have taken these shots in October, 2021, I played with the idea of painting something inspired by this landscape. At the end of the video I share with you a time lapse of my art piece....

My new studio!

As you maybe remember from my earlier posts, I had to leave my studio and was planning to continue my studio at home. I had a group of adults that really wanted to continue their lessons, but unfortunately they don't fit in our small living room... But, to everything is a solution! When I was selling my tables and chairs on the Dutch eBay, I had a message from a local artist. She wanted to buy...

My new vlog: A conversation with Annemiki Bok

In this video I have an inspiring conversation with Annemiki Bok, one of the Dutch painters I admire. She creates wonderful paintings in bright colours; mainly landscapes and portrait. I followed a masterclass in her light and spacious studio in Emmeloord, which was a great experience. For me, working with oil paint was already a while ago and Annemiki invited us to work with a palette knife,...

My new vlog: I have to leave my studio

Just a week after I dropped my first vlog, the sad news came to me that I have to move out of my studio very soon. My studio is in an old school building and I rented it on a anti-cracking base, with a month notice. So, before I signed the contract, I was aware of this. Last year there were already some rumours that there was a school that needed more space, and as my building used to be a...

My new vlog: A regular week in my studio

We are on YouTube now! This is my very first vlog, welcome! In future there will be more art related videos with artist interviews, short painting tutorials, behind the scenes videos, the making of paintings and glimpses of my daily life as an artist and an art teacher. I am also thinking about Q&A parts, so if you have any art related question, please let me know!...

Behind the scenes (Gelli plate class coming up)

I feel the need to give a little update about the past few weeks. They have been not easy, but I am happy to be here and able to chat about it. As always, just before Summer, It was a time of finishing my children's course. This year we created a wonderful book of games, puzzles and cartoons altogether, to keep drawing and doing games during holidays. Also, I had the last session with my...

A very visual world

Painting with low vision - 2014 In times like this, when my eye feels tired and painful, I realize how visual our world is nowadays. What can you do without eyes? Luckily, I am a creative person and I can think about numerous things to spend a day. One of those is 'reading' as in listening to books. Reading is something I haven't done for quite a long time, since I have symptoms of cataract for...

Integration of flowers and ladies

Recently I met an amazing artist on Instagram, Angela Smit. I love her drawings and journaling and she uses a wonderful colour palette. What I adore is the calmth and space in her work. For a long time I wanted to do some more journaling. I saw she had a great art exchange with my art friend Claudia Kerssemakers from Claudia's Artbarn too and I simply asked her if she wanted to create a book...

Morning Pages

Today I've started with writing 'Morning Pages' again. That means: write 3 pages, each morning. I don't know if I am able to do that each morning, and I don't want to be too hard for myself. But writing is a very good way to find my voice, my real voice. I have had periods in my life writing morning pages and they could really lead to insights, even while most of the things I wrote were crap....

Painting, teaching & living without a plan

Recently I've been changing my way of working a bit. I am a very organised person, who plans a lot and wants to know what's to come. When I'm teaching, I prepare a lesson with a theme or a particular technique. I create a step by step programme. Although there's enough space for everyone, I plan a lot. In my art I am often the opposite. I just work with no idea in mind and I stimulate others as...

Inspired by Nature

Look at all my flower paintings. 

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