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! 

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

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

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

New Course! ART JOURNALING | An Introduction to Art Journaling 🎨📓 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 JOURNAL Flip Through | ‘France’ 🇫🇷🎨 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...

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

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. 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...

ART JOURNAL | Inspired By Japanese Prints 🏯🎎 | Timelapse 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...




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.