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.


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All About Eve

All About Eve

‘All About Eve’ was completed in 2011 in oils on canvas and is in private hands. In common with Ian’s later career work the images are colourfully blended into a semi abstract, almost geometric composition. There are leanings in this painting towards the German Expressionist painter Auguste Mache who sadly became a First World War casualty.

The painting has at it’s heart a spiritual motive dealing with the suggestive influence of those who have gone before us and continue to radiate memories and guidance. The intention is to allow the composition to mean different things to different people in their interpretations.

150 signed and authenticated limited edition prints of the work were released some of which are still available at £180 directly from Somerville Arts or selected art retailers.

Ian Middleton’s studio can be found at Wharfe Brow, Manor Park, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire LS29 7HJ

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