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.

Gallery Opening a Huge Success

With fabulous pre opening press coverage, around 200 visitors enjoyed a chance to see Ian’s showcased art and view the 1812 up close.

With access to the workbook used during it’s construction and a time lapse slide show on its progress, everyone was intrigued to get a unique insight into the artist’s method of working.

Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee graced us with an appearance for which we were very grateful.

Sales were prolific and perhaps the most surprising thing was the rush for mini Giclee prints. Sales have been excellent during the first week with steady stream of interests visitors.