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 has now completed the amazing drawing for the Yorkshire dales project. The composition embraces a massive sixteen area coverage ranging from Sedberg in the north to Ilkley and Skipton in the south.

Very high resoloution Giclee prints are being prepared of the actual drawing following many request by visitors to the Somerville Gallery in Otley where Ian has been completing the work as part of a exhibition,

Sixteen individual canvasses of the drawings are on display in the gallery making for an impressive 4ft high work.

A decision has been taken to only release 95 limited edition prints making the work highly collectable.