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.

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! 

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...

enough to do for upcoming exhibition

I'm very proud to announce that my new exhibition at Herberg de Waard in Ternaard (Friesland, NL) will be arranged next Thursday. After a few weeks of doing (almost) nothing because my (only) eye was hurting too much, I need to take some steps and make some decisions....

Thanks again, universe!

Today at the hospital: there's no leak in the filter in my eye! That means, no worries, stay calm... and paint again! I feel so relieved. It's really wonderful how suddenly your life can change when you hear good news. When your one and only eye is not lost. I realize...

forced to rest: when my eyes don’t allow me to make art

After the very productive month of January, in which I created 6 larger pieces of art, and several smaller artworks, I was suddenly forced to stop all my activities. My eye (the only one I have left) was hurting for a week or so. I first thought I overworked a bit,...

my art intentions for 2019

I've already posted some important stuff I want to do for my art business this year, but there came up so much more by writing those down. What do I want to create in 2019? In my paintings and artworks I want to grow and I want to do some new things. There are some...

my business intentions for 2019

MEETING INSPIRING PEOPLE Building up my social network, meeting wonderful people whether they are art colleagues, inspiring people or customers. All to keep the business inspiring, but of course running! To me it's important to have everything balanced. Not too much...


Restaurant van Schaik, Marken-Binnen (NL)

06-2019 De Waard van Ternaard (Fr, 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)


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
– when my new art supplies are delivered
– going to the flower shop
– the smell of old books
– finding beautiful patterned papers

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.

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