The story of Luz Artworks

Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in the Netherlands (Amsterdam area). She creates  colorful abstract paintings and mixed media artworks.

This image shows the painting Waterlilies by Luz / Marloes Bloedjes.

My eyes brought me to art! 

I was really wondering if I should tell you this… but it’s definitely part of the story so I can’t keep it to myself. 

Needless to say a painter needs a good pair of eyes. In my case, I haven’t. Having suffered from glaucoma since birth, I am blind in one eye and have vision of around 65%. That’s no excuse; I paint and I have always been doing that, even in times when my total vision was just 5%. 

As a kid my creativity helped me to structure the outside world that seemed so chaotic to me. Therefore I built a large inner world inside that I could always go to. You must know I was a very shy and dreamy kid who preferred to be alone or with one or two best friends. Along the way I found out others were seeing more, or at least other things than I. So I had to cope with that. Of course there were some times that I felt, and still feel, limited by that. 

However, I can truly say my eyes brought me to my art, as making art helped me to gain energy and structure that helped me get back to reality. That’s my full story: I want to share this world with you! 

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.

Super Studio Sale

I am having a big once-a-year sale on a part of my paintings at the moment! I've created a mini exhibition which you can watch below. Not all the paintings are displayed on this website, but please have a look at my Dutch website Toverzicht to see all my paintings. If...

Free Tutorial DIY Patterned Tape

Designing your own tape is a great and addictive thing to do. You just need some painter's tape, acrylic paint and some pens and markers of your choice. Watch the full video here!

New Class Out Now: The Joy of Drawing Patterns

Yeah! Today is the day; we have launched a new class. It's an introduction to drawing and designing your own patterned paper which you can use for many purposes. In the class I guide you through a few simple steps to design your patterns on kraft paper. As soon as...

5 Ways to keep your artistic flow going

Often it is just happening. Daily life is taking too much attention and we forget how, or better said, when to create art. Or, we feel just a bit tired and find no energy... or no inspiration. The art of creating is not always making art itself. Sometimes we just need...

The Pros & Cons of Working in Your Home Art Studio

In this blog I will be chatting about the last year and how it was for me to get used to working at home again, after working in a light and spacious studio in an old school building for over two years. That place gave me the feeling of independence and growth,...

Test and Review: Brayers and Rollers for Acrylic Painting

So, here it is: The Brayer & Rollers Review! I’ve put this video in my online courses, but thought it would be helpful to everyone working with acrylic paint. I use rollers and brayers for my basic technique to fill a...

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...




Currently no exhibitions


Kasteel Assumburg – Het Koetshuijs (NL)
De Heemskerkse Golfclub, Heemskerk (NL)
2019 – Restaurant van Schaik, Marken-Binnen (NL)
2019 Brasserie Waterrijck, Heemskerk (NL)
2019 – Herberg de Waard van Ternaard, Ternaard (NL)
2018 – Stadhuis Beverwijk (NL)
2017 – De Oude Keuken, Castricum (NL)
2016 – Rabobank Haarlem (NL)
2015 – Mosterdzaadje Santpoort-Noord (NL)
2015 – Kop van Waz Wijk aan Zee (NL)
2015 – Beentjes Interieur- en slaapadvies Castricum (NL)
2014 – Streetscape Beverwijk (NL)
2013 – NH Marquette Heemskerk (NL)
2007 – AMC Amsterdam (NL)

This image shows the painting Wild Flower Field Blue & Purple (left) by Luz / Marloes Bloedjes

What inspires me


– the colors of autumn leaves
– fields of sunflowers
– a blank canvas
– sitting in the sun with a glass of wine and having good conversations
– hiking in nature
– France
– when my new art supplies are delivered
– going to the flower shop
– the smell of old books
– finding beautiful patterned papers
– coffee and croissants in the morning!


Buying a piece of art by luz

I’m so happy you are considering buying a piece of art! All pieces are original and you can be sure there’s only one piece of each. That makes you a proud owner of a unique work.

If you’re interested in an artwork please contact me by filling in the contact form below or send me an email.

Paintings can be delivered with or without a wooden frame. Look here for an example of the wooden lists I use. Please let me know what you like!

If you purchase more than one painting, a special price can be offered.

Luz Artworks ships worldwide. We pack your painting with care, as they’re our kids on their way to new parents.

After the first contact, we will confirm a final price (with shipping, frame and taxes included). Payment is possible by bank transfer (in the Netherlands) or with Paypal.