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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Cry From The Edge


This original oil painting was completed in 2016 and depicts the impact of man’s presence upon both nature and the environment. A giant scythe cuts through the earth’s terrain and animal kingdom. A cry from the right hand edge of the painting depicts the despair felt by man witnessing the consequences of his labours.

Countless animals and landscape extracts are semi concealed by the artist after having been colourfully woven into the painting. In some cases a single image forms as many as three parts of different animals.

An adapted copy of the work has been auctioned for the Marie Curie charity at the Royal Academy’s 2017 Summer Exhibition.

950 signed and certificated, limited edition prints of the main work are available for purchase at £180 directly from Somerville Arts or selected art retailers.

His studio can be found at Wharfe Brow, Manor Park, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire LS29 7HJ

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