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.

Work has began on a dedicated Ilkley painting after considerable demand

This will sit well with the ones for Burley and Otley.

The detail drawing is now underway and Ian is attempting to draw the viewer into the picture through the moors road to the Cow and Calf. The lines will lead to supporting his Rubistic style of painting.

The outer areas of Ilkley such as Addiingham, Ben Rhydding and Bolton Abbey will be included.

The high quality drawing is likely to be subject to a small limited edition release prior to painting.

Any suggestions – please email Ian.