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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Blue Horses and Red Deer

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’Blue Horses and Red Deer’ was completed in 2009 in oils on canvas. In common with Ian’s later career work, the images are blended into a semi abstract, almost geometric composition.

The painting in strong blue and red tones is of horses and deer living harmoniously in the wilds. The work aims to show the animals blending with nature and the central blue horse (Male) being coaxed along the path to the mountains.

150 signed and authenticated limited edition prints of the work were released for purchase, 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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