Merlyn Chesterman is a woodblock printmaker and member of the collective group –PINE FERODA. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
Merlyn was born in England, and grew up in Hong Kong, returning to England to study Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, where she obtained a B.A., and from Bath University a Dip. Ed and now works from her studio in Hartland, North Devon.
“My work is made as an emotional response to my environment, and I am interested in achieving a semi-abstract dynamism. I have exhibited at the Royal Academy, at the Bankside Gallery and the Mall Galleries, London, and in Shanghai and the US. I have been a demonstrator in printmaking at Art in Action.”
The Plough, Torrington
Pine Feroda at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Lake
Pine Feroda at Surface Cutting at the Royal Academy, London
Pine Feroda at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Looking South / January Storm
Rebecca Hossack, 2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London – Atlantic roller
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk. Group show curated by Norman Ackroyd
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London – A Prevailing Wind
Royal Academy Summer Show, London – Bent tree
Demonstrator, Art in Action, Oxfordshire
Kadoorie’s Living Tapestry
Original woodblock print
90 x 68 cm
As part of the 2018-2019 KFBG Artist in Residence programme, printmaker Merlyn Chesterman created an original woodcut inspired by the natural landscape of KGBG between late October and early November, showcasing native plants of Hong Kong.
Watch the feature film here showing Merlyn working in Hong Kong and explaining the native plants included in the work.