Overview

Born in England but brought up in Hong Kong Merlyn Chesterman is a printmaker specialising woodcut prints.

Merlyn first became excited by wood cuts in China on the Mongolian border, where they were used in place of glass in the windows and replaced each year. For her work she uses mainly lime, with its superb cutting quality, and elm and plywood, choosing boards for their particular grain. She prints the large prints on Okawara, a Japanese paper, using oil-based or water-washable ink. And often grading colour on the roller and adding extender to dilute the pigment. She usually uses several blocks, one printed over the other.

 

Merlyn Chesteman lives and works in North Devon, she is a member of the print collective Pine Feroda and a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work can be found in the Hong Kong Museum of Art & galleries in London & the South West of England. 

Works
  • Merlyn Chesterman, A Burgundy Sea (Framed), 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A Burgundy Sea (Framed), 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm unframed
    Merlyn Chesterman, A Burgundy Sea (Framed), 2020
    £ 265.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Prevailing Wind V2, 2021
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Prevailing Wind V2, 2021
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    226 x 55 cm (framed)
    Edition of 60
    Merlyn Chesterman, Prevailing Wind V2, 2021
    £ 2,300.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Equinox Sunset
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Equinox Sunset
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    100 x 52 cm
    Edition of 75
    Merlyn Chesterman, Equinox Sunset
    £ 900.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Low Tide, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Low Tide, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    42 x 60 cm
    Edition of 25
    Merlyn Chesterman, Low Tide, 2022
    £ 500.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Starling Ball, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Starling Ball, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    76 x 58 cm
    Edition of 25
    Merlyn Chesterman, Starling Ball, 2022
    £ 700.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Starlings
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Starlings
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    114 x 48 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Starlings
    £ 900.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, A Winter Sea, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A Winter Sea, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, A Winter Sea, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, High Sea, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    High Sea, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, High Sea, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Wolf Moon (Blue), 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Wolf Moon (Blue), 2022
    Original woodcut, hand printed on 60 gsm Okawara paper
    42 x 41 cm
    Edition of 10
    Merlyn Chesterman, Wolf Moon (Blue), 2022
    £ 300.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Wolf Moon (Yellow) , 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Wolf Moon (Yellow) , 2022
    Original woodcut, hand printed on 60 gsm Okawara paper
    42 x 41 cm
    Edition of 10
    Merlyn Chesterman, Wolf Moon (Yellow) , 2022
    £ 300.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, No Name Dog (framed), 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    No Name Dog (framed), 2020
    Woodcut
    32 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, No Name Dog (framed), 2020
    Sold
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Shimmer, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Shimmer, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    41 x 65 cm
    Edition of 25
    Merlyn Chesterman, Shimmer, 2022
    £ 350.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Evening Rock, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Evening Rock, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    28 x 40 cm
    Edition of 10
    Merlyn Chesterman, Evening Rock, 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Morning Rock, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Morning Rock, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    28 x 40 cm
    Edition of 10
    Merlyn Chesterman, Morning Rock, 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Evening Rock (Blue), 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Evening Rock (Blue), 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    28 x 40 cm
    Edition of 10
    Merlyn Chesterman, Evening Rock (Blue), 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Dazzle, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Dazzle, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    27 x 38 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Dazzle, 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, In Shadow, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    In Shadow, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    27 x 38 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, In Shadow, 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Swimming With Sadie, 2022
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Swimming With Sadie, 2022
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    27 x 38 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Swimming With Sadie, 2022
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, A High Sea
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A High Sea
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, A High Sea
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, After The Rain
    Merlyn Chesterman
    After The Rain
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, After The Rain
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Damehole point
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Damehole point
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 12
    Merlyn Chesterman, Damehole point
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Glitter Path
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Glitter Path
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Glitter Path
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Night Swim
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Night Swim
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Night Swim
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Quite Rough
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Quite Rough
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Quite Rough
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, A Burgandy Sea
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A Burgandy Sea
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, A Burgandy Sea
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, A Winter Sea
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A Winter Sea
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, A Winter Sea
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, July
    Merlyn Chesterman
    July
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, July
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Outgoing Tide
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Outgoing Tide
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Outgoing Tide
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, The Quay
    Merlyn Chesterman
    The Quay
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, The Quay
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, The sea and the sky
    Merlyn Chesterman
    The sea and the sky
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, The sea and the sky
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Tide
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Tide
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Tide
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Wave Watching
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Wave Watching
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 26 cm
    Edition of 15
    Merlyn Chesterman, Wave Watching
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Banana
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Banana
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    38 x 53 cm
    Artist Proof
    Merlyn Chesterman, Banana
    £ 290.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, June
    Merlyn Chesterman
    June
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    28 x 40 cm
    Edition of 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, June
    £ 250.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Seacape
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Seacape
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    35 x 39 cm
    Artist Proof
    Merlyn Chesterman, Seacape
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Silver Lining V2
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Silver Lining V2
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    24 x 28 cm
    Edition of 15
    Merlyn Chesterman, Silver Lining V2
    £ 80.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Morning Mist, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Morning Mist, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Morning Mist, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Rough, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Rough, 2020
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    53 x 49 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Rough, 2020
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Life Rock, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Life Rock, 2020
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    53 x 49 cm
    Edition 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Life Rock, 2020
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Sea Slight, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Sea Slight, 2020
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    53 x 49 cm
    Edition 50
    Merlyn Chesterman, Sea Slight, 2020
    £ 500.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, States At Sea, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    States At Sea, 2020
    Woodcut
    53 x 49 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, States At Sea, 2020
    £ 500.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Copse, 2021
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Copse, 2021
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    55 x 59 cm
    Edition of 25
    Merlyn Chesterman, Copse, 2021
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Copse II, 2021
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Copse II, 2021
    Original woodcut print, hand printed on Somerset Satin Paper
    55 x 59 cm
    Edition of 25
    Merlyn Chesterman, Copse II, 2021
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Bent Tree, 2013
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Bent Tree, 2013
    Woodcut
    54 x 94 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Bent Tree, 2013
    £ 900.00