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 abstract  paintings.

Painting Garden View by Marloes Bloedjes - on the wall

Flower Paintings

I love painting botanical elements, 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 when I was bored at school, 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? Click the button below to visit my school website Brave Art Academy.

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. You get my support and feedback as well as from other students via the private classrooms. Each class comes with a PDF-workbook including exercises, inspiring images and background information.

Abstract Classes

In the class ‘Beyond Colour Fields’ we focus on colour, composition and printing techniques. For this class 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


Rockford, IL

Latest news from Luz Artworks – blog

ART JOURNAL Flip Through | ‘Home’ 🏡 With Personal Notes

https://youtu.be/ovnNGYYktYw Thank you for watching this video! In this video I’ll be showing you the first part of my most recent art journal. I started on this one December, last year and worked in it in phases that I was at home. The video starts with shouting out THANK YOU to all my new subscribers and the lovely comments on my previous art journal flip throughs. After that I take a moment...

New Course! ART JOURNALING CLASS | Fairy Tales 🧝🏼‍♀️🦄 🧚

https://youtu.be/pkVpj4FwVBM Paint a fairy tale in your art journal!In the second part of a series of classes about art journaling, I’ll take you with me in the enchanting world of fairy tales. The course was recorded on an idyllic location, near a lake in Sweden. In the video lessons, we dive deep into your chosen fairy tale. What is its symbolism? Can you make a link with your own life? And of...

ART JOURNAL Flip Through | ‘Scandinavia 🇩🇰🇸🇪’ | Part 1

https://youtu.be/YPG9ziHfrAA Today we are half way on our road trip with our RV. I thought it's time to give you a little update from my art journal so far. This first part of my book is created in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. After we left Scandinavia, we moved south again. I have already created some pages there, but I'll keep them for part 2!I tried a lot of new things, like drawing my...

New Course! ART JOURNALING | An Introduction to Art Journaling 🎨📓

https://youtu.be/dPqX1EYfblY Join us and start your art journal! In this course you will be introduced to art journaling, a personal way to record your creative journey…This is the first part of a series of classes on art journaling. Would you like to start your own art book, but you don’t know how? Do you find it difficult to set up a page? Or do you just want to have more inspiration and get...

ART JOURNAL Flip Through | ‘France’ 🇫🇷🎨

https://youtu.be/CIrEutIOfiE Here you can see the short version - a flip through - from my art journal I've created in France in the Summer of 2023. This was such a nice experience and I had lots of fun making it. If you want to hear the full story, please check out the other video.If you want to follow our travel adventures, click here: https://www.youtube.com/@braveartjourney Would you like to...

ART JOURNAL Flip Through | ‘France’ 🇫🇷 🎨 With Personal Notes

https://youtu.be/a-JJVdnHrCU In this video I'll be showing you my art journal, which I created last year when we stayed in France for three months in our Classic Hymer mobile home. If you're interested in our traveling videos, please check out our channel 'Brave Art Journey'. We're very happy if you'll subscribe and follow our new adventures. https://www.youtube.com/@braveartjourneyAlso this is...

Mini Landscapes (6 pieces)

Mini LandscapesAcrylic on 3D-canvas10x10 cm2023 Series of six, without frame: € 375,00One piece: € 75,00  More about this painting“Abstract paintings in my new favourite colours, created with palette knife." 

Van Life: My favourite art supplies on the road

In this video I share with you which art supplies I took with me, when we travelled through France. https://www.youtube.com/embed/f38xh58UiAM We've shot this video in France last year and I thought it would be great to show it to you. I’ll be showing you all the art stuff I took with me on the road. It was really hard for me to choose. Before we went away I created two lists: the one with items...

ART JOURNAL | Inspired By Japanese Prints 🏯🎎 | Timelapse

https://youtu.be/pVLXRyiDyx8 This is a time lapse from a spread in my journal, inspired by Japanese prints.I love the dim colours and the line work of those prints, and did a weird discovery according the Japanese ladies. I already had a woman appeared on the left page (yes, this happens a lot, not on purpose). She looks in front of her. I was looking for examples in my book with prints and ALL...

Inspired by Nature

This painting is called ‘Hibiscus’.

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