Tim Eden | Artist

Worth considering...

  • Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.

    Pablo Picasso
  • Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. That time will pass anyway.

    Earl Nightingale
  • That which is imagined is never lost.

    Clive Barker
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

    Scott Adams
  • Every true artist is at war with the world.

    Anthony Kiedis
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

    Dr Suess
  • Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

    Clive Barker
  • Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

    Cesar Cruz
  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

    Pablo Picasso
  • To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.

    Kurt Vonnegut
  • Art is never finished, only abandoned.

    Leonardo Da Vinci
  • If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

    Vincent Van Gogh


Tim Eden is a self-taught artist whose more recent work comprises of classic figurative paintings with an underlying hint of surrealism. Tim looks to explore the ambiguity of human consciousness and our attempt to reconcile meaning for our own existence.

Growing up on the family farm - just outside the South Australian Mallee town of Geranium - his formative years were spent pouring over colouring books, developing intricate plans for racing cars and underground lairs and losing himself amongst the harsh and wondrous landscape, all the while avoiding rabbit burrows and king brown snakes wherever possible.

Imagination and creativity remained the constant companion throughout life, demanding expression through music, airbrush art, polymer clay sculptures and formally with a Degree in Industrial Design with Honours.

With a young family of his own and the change of perspective this brings, the need for creative expression outside the constraints of his product design career continued to bubble beneath the surface when in mid 2013 the seemingly obvious need to take it more seriously finally took hold.

Working mainly in oil, Tim aspires to produce work that leaves the viewer immersed within the deeper story behind the image, behind the eyes, behind that which makes up their own thoughts and beliefs.

Group Exhibitions


November 2017 - February
Linden Postcard Show, Domain House, South Yarra, Victoria


RAW Adelaide | NEXT, Producers Bar, Adelaide, South Australia

Walkerville Art Show, St. Andrew’s School, Walkerville, South Australia

November - February 2018
Linden Postcard Show, Domain House, South Yarra, Victoria


Victor Harbor Art Show, Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, South Australia


Victor Harbor Art Show, Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, South Australia

Blackwood Art Show, Blackwood High School, Blackwood, South Australia

Royal Adelaide Art Prize, Goyder Pavilion, Wayville, South Australia


Royal Adelaide Show, Goyder Pavilion, Wayville, South Australia



Royal Adelaide Show Open Art & Craft
First Prize Landscape or Seascape, oil/acrylic
First Prize Study, pencil or charcoal

Latest Blog Posts

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Duck and Cover

It seems obvious what to do to fit in. They all do it that way. Try as you might to fit the mould, there’s alway some flaw you’re unable to shake. How hard is...



If we only focus on what is over there – just over the horizon where we want to be – then we are going to miss the wonders of what is happening in the...


Dark Side

There is no light without dark, just as there is no dark without light. Everything is balance, everything has its purpose. We need the tough times to appreciate the good, just as we need...

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