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Tony Bentley

Tony is a Lancashire artist and designer working in a wide range of media including hand-carved stone, painting and photography.

His work has been shown in various galleries and his clients include Amnesty and Co-op, where his large scale murals cover the walls of their iconic new head office at 1 Angel Square in Manchester.

To be honest, he’s best avoided at the moment because he’s so smug about being in the latest Landscape Photographer Of The Year Book and Exhibition. Completely unbearable.

To purchase any of Tony's work please visit us in-store or contact us here.

  ‘Ass’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin with acrylic paint finish. Limited Edition 5/12.   SOLD

‘Ass’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin with acrylic paint finish.
Limited Edition 5/12.

SOLD

  ‘Ass’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin with rust finish. Limited Edition 4/12.   SOLD

‘Ass’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin with rust finish.
Limited Edition 4/12.

SOLD

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  ‘Torso’   Hand-carved stone original. Portland Stone on Elm Base. Base: 7cm(h) x 26cm(w) x 11cm(d), Sculpture: 53cm(h) x 32cm(w) x 23cm(d)  £1,950

‘Torso’

Hand-carved stone original.
Portland Stone on Elm Base.
Base: 7cm(h) x 26cm(w) x 11cm(d), Sculpture: 53cm(h) x 32cm(w) x 23cm(d)

£1,950

  ‘Alf’  Hand-painted resin cast on Elm base. Unique.   SOLD    This piece is inspired by the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913), one of the 19th century's most remarkable intellectuals, jointly publishing the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858, amongst many other contributions to biology and beyond. Since his death his intellectual legacy has been overshadowed by Darwin’s, and as a result many of the important contributions made by Darwin’s contemporaries, like Wallace, are currently underestimated and undervalued.  ‘Alf’ features images from his book ‘The Malay Archipelago’ (which was apparently Joseph Conrad’s favourite bedside reading) along with his giant bee, Chalicodoma [Megachile] Pluto, the world’s biggest bee.

‘Alf’
Hand-painted resin cast on Elm base.
Unique.

SOLD


This piece is inspired by the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913), one of the 19th century's most remarkable intellectuals, jointly publishing the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858, amongst many other contributions to biology and beyond. Since his death his intellectual legacy has been overshadowed by Darwin’s, and as a result many of the important contributions made by Darwin’s contemporaries, like Wallace, are currently underestimated and undervalued.

‘Alf’ features images from his book ‘The Malay Archipelago’ (which was apparently Joseph Conrad’s favourite bedside reading) along with his giant bee, Chalicodoma [Megachile] Pluto, the world’s biggest bee.

  ‘Birdbrain’  Hand-carved stone original. Portland stone, steel, sandstone base.   SOLD

‘Birdbrain’
Hand-carved stone original.
Portland stone, steel, sandstone base.

SOLD

  ‘The first time ever I saw your face’  Linocut print on hand-made paper. Limited edition of 12.  Boy meets sheep. Very, very dead sheep.  £220 (framed)

‘The first time ever I saw your face’
Linocut print on hand-made paper.
Limited edition of 12.

Boy meets sheep. Very, very dead sheep.

£220 (framed)

  ‘Andrea Solario Lamentation With Early Hominid Skull’  Limited edition of 75  £110-£550

‘Andrea Solario Lamentation With Early Hominid Skull’
Limited edition of 75

£110-£550

  'Stickle Pike, Langdales'   A selection of limited edition landscape photography giclee prints are currently available. This beautiful framed A4 print on fine art paper depicts a wintry monochrome view towards Stickle Pike in the Lake District.  £100

'Stickle Pike, Langdales'

A selection of limited edition landscape photography giclee prints are currently available. This beautiful framed A4 print on fine art paper depicts a wintry monochrome view towards Stickle Pike in the Lake District.

£100

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  ‘Of MIce and Men’   Wood/Aluminium/Acrylic Paint. Unique. 161cm (h) 30cm (w) 30cm (d)  £1,350   This is a celebration of the international achievement to map the human genome. A truly awe-inspiring project of exploration that has been compared to the Apollo program in terms of accomplishment. The implications for the ability to treat, cure and even prevent diseases is incredibly exciting.  Each of the poles forming the structure of this sculpture represent a human chromosome, the coloured areas indicating genetic similarities between humans and mice, the study of which has the potential to help achieve these goals.

‘Of MIce and Men’

Wood/Aluminium/Acrylic Paint. Unique.
161cm (h) 30cm (w) 30cm (d)

£1,350


This is a celebration of the international achievement to map the human genome. A truly awe-inspiring project of exploration that has been compared to the Apollo program in terms of accomplishment. The implications for the ability to treat, cure and even prevent diseases is incredibly exciting.

Each of the poles forming the structure of this sculpture represent a human chromosome, the coloured areas indicating genetic similarities between humans and mice, the study of which has the potential to help achieve these goals.

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  'Birdbrain'   3/12 Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin, Stainless Steel, Oak Base Gloss Black Finish 95cm x 21cm x 25.5cm   SOLD

'Birdbrain'

3/12 Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin, Stainless Steel, Oak Base
Gloss Black Finish
95cm x 21cm x 25.5cm

SOLD

  ‘The Watchers’   Hand-carved stone original. Limestone, Slate, Gritstone, Brass (rusted iron finish) 44cm x 35cm x 15cm   SOLD

‘The Watchers’

Hand-carved stone original.
Limestone, Slate, Gritstone, Brass (rusted iron finish)
44cm x 35cm x 15cm

SOLD

  ‘Glacier’  Hand-carved stone original. Limestone, Musk wood, steel.  £650   ‘Glacier’ was inspired by both a song of the same name by John Grant and an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule. The idea that an image made by an electron microscope of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit so beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers.

‘Glacier’
Hand-carved stone original.
Limestone, Musk wood, steel.

£650


‘Glacier’ was inspired by both a song of the same name by John Grant and an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule. The idea that an image made by an electron microscope of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit so beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers.

  ‘I tried to warn them - part 1’  Limited edition of 75  £110-£550

‘I tried to warn them - part 1’
Limited edition of 75

£110-£550

  ‘I tried to warn them - part 2’  Limited edition of 75  £110-£550

‘I tried to warn them - part 2’
Limited edition of 75

£110-£550

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  ‘Blockhead’  Hand-carved stone original Limestone/Indian Stone 34cm x 49cm x 30cm   SOLD    Blockhead is said to have been a nickname for Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, credited with popularising our modern number system in the Latin-speaking world.  However, he is better remembered for the Fibonacci sequence of numbers (also the golden section or mean) that appears in nature in forms such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone.  ‘Blockhead’ incorporates the golden section (the curve on the face and the rectangular sequence on the base) along with Brāhmī Script, one of the oldest writing systems found in India on the Indian Stone base to reference the fact that the sequence has been attributed in part to the Indian Mathematics of Pingala dating back to 200 BC.

‘Blockhead’
Hand-carved stone original
Limestone/Indian Stone
34cm x 49cm x 30cm

SOLD


Blockhead is said to have been a nickname for Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, credited with popularising our modern number system in the Latin-speaking world.

However, he is better remembered for the Fibonacci sequence of numbers (also the golden section or mean) that appears in nature in forms such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone.

‘Blockhead’ incorporates the golden section (the curve on the face and the rectangular sequence on the base) along with Brāhmī Script, one of the oldest writing systems found in India on the Indian Stone base to reference the fact that the sequence has been attributed in part to the Indian Mathematics of Pingala dating back to 200 BC.

  ‘Unloved’  (Original)  Hand-carved stone original. Cornish Polyphant/Acrylic.  104cm x 52.5cm x 16cm (Slug only: 63cm x 15cm x 16cm).  £2,250

‘Unloved’ (Original)

Hand-carved stone original.
Cornish Polyphant/Acrylic.
104cm x 52.5cm x 16cm (Slug only: 63cm x 15cm x 16cm).

£2,250

  ‘Unloved'  (Limited Edition Cast)  Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic. Limited Edition 1/12. 17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)   SOLD

‘Unloved' (Limited Edition Cast)

Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic.
Limited Edition 1/12.
17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)

SOLD

  ‘Unloved'  (Limited Edition Cast)  Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic. Limited Edition 1/12. 17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)  £550

‘Unloved' (Limited Edition Cast)

Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic.
Limited Edition 1/12.
17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)

£550

  ‘Ass’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin in sandstone finish Limited Edition 4/12.   SOLD

‘Ass’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin in sandstone finish
Limited Edition 4/12.

SOLD

  ‘Scrambled’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin, hand painted with acrylic. Limited Edition 5/12.   SOLD

‘Scrambled’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin, hand painted with acrylic.
Limited Edition 5/12.

SOLD

  Teapot   English Fine Bone China. 4 cup teapot (matching plate and teacup and saucer also available).  £50.00

Teapot

English Fine Bone China. 4 cup teapot (matching plate and teacup and saucer also available).

£50.00

  Lampshades   'Corvid' lampshade design from a range of designs. Only available from The Keep.  £60

Lampshades

'Corvid' lampshade design from a range of designs. Only available from The Keep.

£60

  Music and Vintage Greeting Card Designs   These unique and humorous cards have been designed especially for The Keep.  £3 each

Music and Vintage Greeting Card Designs

These unique and humorous cards have been designed especially for The Keep.

£3 each