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 Winter Sea, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    A Winter Sea, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, A Winter Sea, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Glitter Path, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Glitter Path, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Glitter Path, 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, Morning Mist, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Morning Mist, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Morning Mist, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Night Swimming, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Night Swimming, 2020
    Woodcut
    38 x 28 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Night Swimming, 2020
    £ 200.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Rough, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Rough, 2020
    Woodcut
    53 x 49 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Rough, 2020
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Life Rock, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Life Rock, 2020
    Woodcut
    61 x 55 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Life Rock, 2020
    £ 595.00
  • Merlyn Chesterman, Sea Slight, 2020
    Merlyn Chesterman
    Sea Slight, 2020
    Woodcut
    53 x 49 cm
    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
    Woodcut
    45 x 45 cm
    Merlyn Chesterman, Copse, 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