Merle was born in Estonia in 1960 and spent the last 12 years living and painting in places such as USA, Spain, Finland and UK. She studied at The Art Schoolv of Tartu (where she was taught by talented Estonian artists Laine Pukk and Silvia Jo’gever) and at the USA Kaleidoscope Art School, IL, Chicago. In addition, Merle gained experience under professional artists in Finland, Estonia and Spain. She started exhibiting her art in 2004 in Finland and since then she has presented 18 personal exhibitions in Finland, Estonia, Spain and England. In summer of 2009 Merle moved to Cambridge and in December 2009 presented her painting series of “Home is in the Middle of Everything” at the Anglia Ruskin Gallery winter exhibition. During all these years, Merle’s paintings have been sold in Japan, Australia, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Isdrael, Spain and England.
In 2010 the publishing house “Mytho” released her first novel “References”, which talks about the lives of women who works in nursing homes in northern England and their relationships and describes how Alzheimer’s is handled amongst them.
Merle’s last successful exhibition at the Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge in February 2012 presented her new paintings of nature, flowers, (mostly fascinating orchids) mysterious landscapes with old castles, views of East Anglia and Spain.