Mervyn is an accomplished author, illustrator, carver and painter. He has authored a book entitled ‘Know Your Granny’ about his country and his language. He also co-produced the book ‘At The River’. Mervyn has used his artwork extensively in the Yiyili School where he teaches his traditional language. He has held many individual and group exhibitions and contributed to a number of public art projects.
Mervyn is an important person for art and culture in Yiyili and Pull Out Springs communities and is a former Chairman of Mangkaja Arts. Mervyn lives with his wife June Davis at Pull Out Springs, 190 km from Fitzroy Crossing.