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 painting was finally completed in November 2020 with a number of minor changes from the original drawing prepared in 2019 and is today formally released in print form. It is executed in oils on canvas and is the second release in the planned trio of Burley, Otley and Ilkley.

The Otley painting’s focal point is the Jubilee clock tower at the centre with the town crier. All major landmarks within this richly historical town with it’s well preserved architecture are given Ian’s distinctive expressionist treatment to great abstract effect.

Limited edition prints (22”x13.75”) signed, authenticated and registered are available, on fine art paper, prepared using the high quality and lasting process of Giclee technology. These are available directly from Somerville Arts at £180 each and 495 have been authorised for issue. Alternative sizes in canvas or acrylic are also available and quotations will be supplied upon request.