I'd love to introduce you to a new discovery and stockist - Julia and Tony Bentley who own The Keep Gallery which is based in a picturesque corner of Clitheroe in Lancashire. Realising a long held dream, they set up the gallery in 2016 with a view to showcasing both Tony's work and the work of other artists and makers. Here Tony sells his sculpture and photography. He has twice been short-listed for Landscape Photographer Of The Year. With a background in design he also produces unique light shades, cards and gifts.
Julia explained their ethos “We love looking at beautiful art but have sometimes felt a bit intimidated by the more traditional galleries, so we wanted to create a more relaxed and less formal space in which to view contemporary artwork and design-led homeware. It's a small but beautiful space with great tunes, nice lighting and an atmosphere that's chilled, not frosty.”
I'm really delighted to have met them Tony and Julia and am keeping my fingers crossed that the work sells well!
You can follow Julia and Tony on instagram on @thekeepartandhome