Mervyn lives on Northern Vancouver Island. He was born in 1955 and a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. He also has Tlingit and Nuu-chah-nulth heritage. Mervyn is part of the well-known Hunt family of carvers. He carves mainly in wood–creating masks, feast bowls and rattles. On a larger scale, he carves totem poles and canoes. He keeps his culture alive by participating in ceremonies and passing his knowledge down to the youth, teaching them songs and dances.
His art has been exhibited in numerous galleries and is part of the collection of the Royal Museum in Victoria, BC and Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.