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.

Yorkshire Dales Project

The first detailed sketch has now been completed for a section of the new Yorkshire Dales Painting now underway by Ian.

It features the three peaks and Horton in Ribblesdale’s St Oswalds church. The main focus, however is the extensive sheep population in the Dales.

We will release the sketches as they are compiled throughout the year before merging them into a final major base for the painting itself.

If you have any ideas or comments to make please don’t hesitate to let us know. The painting will be a natural fit for the Burley and Yorkshire pieces already released by Ian.