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 Resting

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‘Deer Resting’ was completed in 2009 in oils on canvas and marks the beginning in an impressive development of a unique style created by Ian.

The influence for the animal style of depiction stems from Ian’s personal admiration of the works by German Expressionist painter, Franz Marc who sadly was prematurely killed in the first world war. The scene is of deer returning to the hills and resting for water. The fields in front of them hide rabbits adjacent to the contours of the land.

The original painting measuring 20”x20” is retained for exhibition purposes.

150 signed and authenticated limited edition prints of the work were originally 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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