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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Deer at the Waterfall


The painting was first drafted in 2014 and developed experimentally in his Yorkshire studio until it was completed in August 2017. It is essentially oils on canvas and is based upon a beauty spot in the Yorkshire Dales known as the Strid to be found at Bolton Abbey. There are over thirty deer absorbed into the painting giving an overall feeling of surrealism to the work and making a hugely colourful impact. Ian’s aim is to provide the viewer with a never ending voyage of discovery in identifying these images.   

A limited edition of 350 signed, authenticated and registered prints have been made available using the high quality and lasting process of Giclee printing. These are available directly from Somerville Arts or through a variety of leading art suppliers and galleries.

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