Life of Illustration by Ian Coate
Military Art
Ian Coate LogoMilitary Art has been a passion since I served in the army as an illustrator-reprographic.  It is extremely rewarding to visually capture a period of Australian military history.  I hope you enjoy inspecting the collection as much as I in creating it. Please click on your subject of interest below.
Military Art SAS Art Military Artworks Lighthorse Art
"I believe military artists truly achieve something of worth if they can create an image that inspires the soldier who is simultaneously protecting all artists' freedom of creativity."
SAS Exhibition The SAS ‘Out of the Shadows’ exhibition at the WA Museum was a great success, with an estimated 24 thousand people touring the collection.  
For those who were unable to attend this exhibition, PRESS HERE for a quick virtual tour of what you missed. 
I was chuffed and honoured to be depicted as a cartoon character in the Army Newspaper by renowned cartoonist, Bob Dikkenberg.  Dikko has been cartooning for the Army Newspaper for as long as I can remember.
Army Cartoon by Dikko
Army MagazinePRESS HERE to read the article 'The Fine Art of War'
by Jason Logue: an Army Magazine article about Australian Military Artists.
An informative read that examines Australian artist (present and past) that have visually recorded military life in both war and peace.

PRESS HERE for links to other Military Artists.
Slouch Hat by Ian CoateIf your unit is considering creating a commemorative artwork, I'd be happy to chat with you. Please contact me at: At the very least I may be able to advise on different ways your unit can raise funds through print and merchandise paths.
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