“Soundwave” is a colour etching which was made to celebrate the 1996 Dundee Guitar Festival. The original image size is 31.3cm x 13.8cm. It became the artwork and title for an album by one of the featured musicians of that year, flamenco artist Tomas Jimenez.
Her work is inspired by nature - the sea, the sky, the land. It is often an emotional and sometimes abstract response, evoking a sense of time, memory and place.
Steph Masterson has exhibited extensively nationally and
internationally in group shows, her solo show “Mouth to Mouth” opened at
the Meffan, Forfar in 2000, and was later shown at Art.tm Inverness in
She studied Fine Art Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating in 1993.
After graduation, she worked as a printmaking technician and part-time tutor at the college until 1995 and then took a teaching and technician post at Dundee Printmakers Workshop and Seagate Gallery, remaining there until its closure in 1998.
In 2000 she graduated as a Master of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone whilst continuing to teach as a part-time technician at the new Print studio in Dundee Contemporary Arts (which she had taken up in 1999). She continued to work there until 2002 when she had to stop due to ill health.
Currently not well enough to make artworks in the mediums of etching, screenprinting, lithography, relief printing and papermaking, she now makes small paintings and drawings whenever she is able.