Somerville Gallery and the Coronavirus

Due to the current Coronavirus situation we have taken the sensible precaution to suspend formal opening hours of the Somerville Gallery in Otley. Whilst the foot count of visitors is usually not very heavy in a concentrated fashion, the nature of the screen panelling is such that close contact with other people is inevitable.

Should anyone wish to visit the Gallery we are quite happy to accommodate by appointment only for the time being.

By telephoning Ian or Jayne directly at the studio in Burley in Wharfedale : 01943 864349 arrangements can be made to suit most circumstances.

Ian will work solely from the studio for the time being.

We will keep the website updated with news as it develops and please don’t forget that most products can be distributed on line.

Burley Painting in Final Stages

About two weeks work remain to finish this exciting project which is still on schedule for official launch and display at the celebrated Christmas lights switch on event – due 1st December 2018.

Ian is still working on and exhibiting the piece every Thursday afternoon at Burley library so please feel free to come along and even put your dab of oil paint on the work. This latter idea is to allow people the opportunity to really feel part of this local picture which will hang as a legacy piece in the refurbished village library.

High-quality Giclee is to be available for the purchase of the finished work and also the attractive original drawing which many have requested.