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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1 Yorkshire

The 2010 painting of Yorkshire, which took two years to complete, depicts over 140 icons of the UK’s largest county. These are all woven into a semi abstract setting and clearly highlights the artist’s self styled ‘rubistic application’. 950 limited edition prints are authorised for release in three different sizes, the standard being £180 each. They have been purchased in eighteen different countries to date.

Ian Middleton who was born in 1946 is a successful, professional Yorkshire based artist. Whilst creating museum grade reproductions of paintings by Da Vinci and the likes of Degas, he specialises in his own unique style of abstract expressionism. His original work has been auctioned on more than one occasion at the Royal Academy in London and he has consistently received critical acclaim from the press.

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