MICHAEL BATEY

THE HIRSEL

MICHAEL BATEY
OIL ON LINEN
100 x 70cm

£3,200

INFINITY

MICHAEL BATEY
OIL ON LINEN
50 x 70cm

£1,800

THE RIGG

MICHAEL BATEY
OIL ON LINEN
18 x 24 cm

£600

MISTY WATERS

MICHAEL BATEY
OIL ON PANEL
15 x 20 cm

£400

SAILING THROUGH THE MIST

MICHAEL BATEY
OIL ON PANEL
15 x 20 cm

£400

GAELIC STORM

MICHAEL BATEY
WATERCOLOUR
42 x 52 cm

£800

“Painting is a form of escape for me and a natural way to express my emotions” 

A former gamekeeper from Dumfries and Galloway, Michael Batey is a man of the outdoors, with an unrivalled understanding of our natural habitat.  In 2006, he suffered a serious accident involving a tree, which left him immobile.  Suddenly tied to an unfamiliar life indoors, a love of painting began to re-kindle, a practice which he had shown great talent in from an early age as a child.

Painting became a vehicle for him to escape to his beloved natural environment of the outside, creating striking visions of “stormy skies brewing up dramatic weather, shafts of light on a hillside or reflections on the river.” 

 By 2014, Micheal had turned his hand to a full time career as a professional artist having hosted a number of successful shows.

Michael works are recognised for their Turner-esque skies and dramatic landscapes.  He specialises in large-scale works which portray the powerful movement, emotion, energy and ever-changing elements in the natural world.