We ask our arty blog questions to French artist & writer, Stephanie Eden…

What first sparked your interest in your particular art form? Did a specific style or artist inspire you to go for it or was it independent of that?

I am a huge fan of the artist Apollonia Saintclair. Her poetry, her particular way to express human feelings and her feminine touch are a great source of inspiration in the last couple of years… Exactly when I decided to go for it and to express myself through visual art and illustration – keeping in mind that even if the path would not be easy, I would feel entire with who I am.

What’s the next Steps for you as an artist?  – What excites you about the future?

Collaborating with amazing creators like Moss Piglet is addictive! I would like to have more exciting experiences like this in the future, and to collaborate on fashion collections produced by independent creators.

If you could have chosen a different art form to pursue what would it have been and why?

I am also a writer. I published several books in France. So far, my artistic aspirations are filled with joy!

There are many things that help drive and inspire an artist but if one of those things were a musical soundtrack, what music would help to get the creative juices flowing?

Stephanie Eden: You are absolutely right, and I can’t work without music. I am addicted to Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, Loreena McKennitt, Serge Gainsbourg, Dvorak… It depends on the mood.

Describe the perfect day for you, combining and balancing a day of creative productivity, along with the necessary unwind?

The perfect day for me is the one when I am able both to create and to read: for me this is the perfect combination of work, creation, inspiration and unwind… In general, I always try to keep an hour a day reading. I can’t conceive my life without books.

If you could own any painting in the world, which one would it be and why?

Without any hesitation it would be a Caravaggio. I am truly fascinated by his genius and his mastery of the Chiaroscuro… And among all his masterpieces, it would be Judith Beheading Holofernes: when art manages perfectly to render, with exceptional efficacy, the most feared moment in a man’s life: the passage from life to death.


Stephanie Eden is a visual artist and a writer based in Paris.

After Philosophy and Political Science degrees at the Sorbonne University and Art Studies at the Ecole du Louvre, she published several books at the B.Sensory Editions (France). As a visual artist and a graphic designer, she collaborates with creators on design collections.

Stephanie Eden is currently working on upcoming exhibition and editorial projects.

In her artwork, whimsical worlds and vibrant color palettes mix to create poetry and delicate surreal emotions.