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.

Spanish Boats Sailing

The commissioned painting in oils on canvas board measuring 20”x16” has just been completed. It is based upon a typical Mediterranean coastal boating scene to reflect the very bold and vibrant colours of the area. Ian has executed the work in his abstract style but with a more loose brushstroke than usual. As a commission the work is only available as a limited edition print. We have agreed only a small issue of 50 prints for this work