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.

Ian Makes a Presentation to The Menston Art Club

The club which has recently enjoyed its fiftieth anniversary was full to capacity to hear Ian speak on the importance of developing a professional and commercial approach to the members art.

Whilst we have to remember many people are obviously not worried about selling at maximum prices, being involved very much for personal experiences, Ian’s talk went down very well just the same.

He shared many of his personal experiences and views of the art world in general.

There is a lot of talent within the club and the second half devoted to Ian’s Rubistic Expressionism was well received.

Ian also gave a projected slide show of his main body of work through his career.