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! 

why do we paint?

It’s something I keep asking myself. Is it the invitation of a blank canvas? Or the colours I want to dance with? Is it the joy of those playful moments? However, it’s something I can’t do without.And yes, it’s a bit of my ego, shouting for attention. Let’s be honest...

which voice to listen to when you have too many projects? busy creative kid Ever since I was a child I worked on more than one project. Yes, since I was a child. I wrote little stories, that came out of playing endlessly. I also drew a lot and also that led me to stories....

what it is like to have no ‘real’ art studio

When students come to follow art lessons, they're always getting a first free lesson. Most of them stay for a year, some of them much longer. Not often it happens that adults and children just don't show up after that first class. I always ask them why. Once there was...

10 tips to find your painting flow again

Whether you are a professional painter or you are someone who likes to paint sometimes, you might be interested in how to stay in flow. After a busy period it can be hard to tune into your creativity and find your painting flow again. You first need to still the...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...




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.

luz at marquette

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