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.

Giclee Prints

All Somerville Arts prints are all produced by the use of the latest giclee (zhee-clay) technology.

So what is giclee (zhee-clay) printing?

This mechanism allows for individually produced, top end-resolution, high tech reproductions from a specialised large format printer. The prints are produced from digital scans of existing original artwork.

The print may be on velvet or smooth fine art papers. These 310gsm papers have a resin-based coating, acid-free cotton base matte surface with excellent colour reproduction and high black density.

We make use of the high spec digital technology to produce the finest quality photographic and fine art prints. The prints are produced using Ultrachrome inks giving a light fastness in excess of 75 years.

Using colour calibrated workflow, original artwork is produced to an exact reproduction standard.