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.

Exciting Art Project for Burley in Wharfedale

Following a meeting yesterday with Niccola Swan and Duncan Ault of the Burley Community Trust, Ian is now stepping up progress on a painting of Burley in Wharfedale done in the style of Yorkshire. Duncan first discussed the commission over a year ago and plenty of research and planning had since gone into it.

The work will be donated to the Trust and limited edition prints will be available. The Trust has many ideas on how to promote it and want to involve the village as much as possible.

Ian will be setting up shop in the library once week and painting live.

We all want contributions in what should be included and it will be a great opportunity to see the painting take shape.

The first lines and images have been drawn for you to take a look now.