‘Homelands’ Exhibition by Michael Batey 14th – 15th May, Eller’s Mill, Dalston
Michael Batey was born in Nether Welton and raised in Dalston, Cumbria. He attended Caldew School where his Art Teacher initially identified Michael’s natural talent. A great love for the outdoors led Michael to train as a gamekeeper at age 16 on the Netherby Estate before moving over the border to Dumfries & Galloway where he has worked and lived for last 30-odd years. Michael was a professional Gamekeeper for 40 years- now pursuing a full time career as a professional artist. In 2006 Michael rekindled his love for painting, creating works very much influenced by his time outdoors. In 2014, Michael’s professional art career was launched with a very successful sell out Spring Fling solo exhibition. He has had numerous successful solo exhibitions since 2014 and shown in galleries throughout the UK.
Michael’s solo exhibition “Homelands” brings him back to Dalston, Cumbria. This new collection of paintings has been inspired by his love for the local Cumbrian fells, paths and becks and seeks to connect the viewer to the landscape.
Michael is proudly supporting Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. A proportion of proceeds from the exhibition sales and pop-up tearoom will be donated to the local charity which benefits so many in need.
To find out more about the Homelands Exhibition, please visit https://www.michaelbatey.com/exhibitions.