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.

Garden View From a Window

Originally completed in May 2018 this abstract painting is now available in print form. Only 50 limited edition prints measuring 20”x16’ are to be released at a cost of £180 each.

The work is a patient exercise in the impact of differing textures achieved by Ian over a five year period in his studio as layer upon layer of paints were applied in alternate ways. The viewer looks out of the window, the sill of which holds a bowl of fruit and a vase of daffodils. The view takes in a curved pathway with flanking borders.