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.


The drawing for Ilkley was started in 2019 and the painting constructed on canvas is still in the process of being finished.Today we post an image of where Ian is at the moment and it is probably 4 to 5 weeks away from finishing. Limited edition prints will be available in the usual manner.

This will form number 3 in the trio of Otley, Burley and Ilkley.

You can view a summary of graduated progress of the painting on our ‘Work in Progress’ section.