This new company will allow Bentley Publishing's worldwide reach, with sales in more than 30 countries and printing in Asia, Europe and the USA, to combine with Global's innovative digital publishing systems and web technology infrastructure, to become the world's first digital poster publisher and a major force in utilizing new technology in marketing decorative wall dècor.
The company headquarters are located in beautiful Austin, Texas. We maintain two facilities in Texas totalling over 30,000 sqft of production, warehouse and office. We also maintain a sales office in the San Francisco bay area as well as remote offices maintained by sales and product development staff in Los Angeles, Denver and New York.
Tony has spent more than 25 years in the art industry on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Born and raised in the UK, Tony joined with his parents and sister to create a family-owned framing business that operated during the 1980's and early 90's. After a spell with Reflex Marketing in the mid to late 90's as Operations and Framing Director, he joined Bentley Publishing Group in 1998 to set up their European distribution division.
Tony moved to the USA in 2000 and married Terri Sher, one of the daughters of the Bentley founding Sher family. They live happily with their twin children and an assortment of animals in Elk Grove, California.In January 2011, Tony acquired Bentley Publishing Group and merged it with The Global Arts Group to form the Bentley Global Arts Group. Tony's favorite style of art is pre-raphaelite, and he is particularly fond of historical maps, especially those of the United Kingdom.
In 1996 Grant conceived The Global Arts Group as an idea on a notepad. Grant saw an opportunity to combine the internet marketplace with a well organized fine art product line, and a focus on user experience. Globalgallery.com was born and the company continued to evolve for the following 15 years until the creation of the Bentley Global Arts Group.
Grant continues to be deeply involved with site and product design for the Bentley Global Arts Group brands, and feels product quality and user experience are paramount to the success of the company. His excitement and love for fine art is a driving force for him and the company.
Grant graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Grant lives in Austin with his wife Meredith and his favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, and (of course) Norman Rockwell.