Thinking of Place ll 'Still waiting for dawn' Mezzotint, Artist Stephen Tester.
InkMasters Exhibition and Print Exchange. Presented in partnership with InkMasters, Cairns
Stephen's creative journey started in the late 1990s using large format film cameras with in-camera negatives and handmade palladium prints, examples of which are held by State Libraries in Queensland, New South Wales Victoria and South Australia.
His passion for monochrome tonal images and the hand made print led him to engage with the printmaking world by producing photopolymer gravures starting in 2009.
Stephen's work with intaglio printing opened his eyes to the creative opportunities of printmaking and works on paper. Interested in traditional techniques that produced tonal images he became involved in the mezzotint process in 2013, his prime focus of printmaking. He also makes drypoint and engraved images.
He has exhibited his intaglio works in Sydney, Melbourne and regional Victoria. He lives and works in Castlemaine, Victoria.