Borrowing methodologies from The Masters and old world painting, Somerville has spent years developing her painting practice and understanding of colour. Her subject matter is varied and often includes, nature, flowers, abstract, and portraiture. She spends her time painting, teaching and exhibiting internationally.
Somerville is a post graduate of Visual Arts Painting and Drawing at the University of Sussex and West Dean College, England. She divides her time between Fenelon Falls, ON and West Sussex, UK. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto and Ottawa in Canada, Mexico, Antigua, as well as Chichester, Duncton, Arundel, Brighton, Midhurst, and London, UK. Sommerville has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, Edward James Foundation, Mexico, and Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto.