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.

Royal Academy painting for Marie Curie auction

Royal Academy painting for Marie Curie auction

John Hepworth representing the Charity received the oil painting by Ian for inclusion in the live auction at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in July.

This year is a variation on the 1812 work due for release on 12th May 2018 and is titled ‘1812 – War and Peace’. The painting includes the daffodils and is symbolic on the war on cancer with the peace provided by Marie Curie.

Our picture shows John receiving the painting from Rhiannon Forbes-Wake of Somerville Arts at Ian’s studio. The secondary image is of the painting itself.