Australian SAS Art


Title: Sentinel
Media: Oil on Canvas
Location of Original: SAS Regiment
Prints: Limited Edition of 500. SOLD OUT  Original Cost of Print: $100
Signatory on Print: Artist
Description: SAS Counter Terrorist emerging from the green haze of a smoke grenade during counter-terrorist training.


Newspaper Clipping 1998

Calm Before the Storm
The Sentinel by Ian Coate

The 500 Sentinel prints sold out not long after its release back in 1998.
The Sentinel is probably my most sort after print and numerous collectors have paid many thousands to get hold of one.
Short sightedly, back in 1998 I only kept one copy of the print for myself, so when this second one came into my possession I was pretty happy, so I won’t be disappointed if this one doesn’t sell.

The Sentinel

610mm x 580mm

$2,000 + $10 Postage & Tracking

Print Number:
435 of 500

'I am happy to do a quick personal sketch at the bottom of this print. To have an original artwork by the artist on the print, potentially increases the future value.'


I would like to recognize the people who have contributed to the creation of this artwork. The production of which is a collaboration of many minds and various talents - I am simply the monkey at the end of the brush.

Thanks to the SAS Regiment, the SAS Association and the SAS Historical Foundation. A special mention to Andy Brudnell, Kerry & Kay Danes, Morgan Bell, Jamie Dinne, and to the soldiers who modeled (you know who you are).

These people's generosity of time contributed greatly to the print sales going to various SAS charities.

Your support helps me stay employed painting artworks - thank you.
Australian Military art by Ian Coate
If you are interested in purchasing Signed, Limited Edition Prints: Press Here
Please Note: Watch out for fake prints on ebay. Some overseas sellers are claiming they have legitimate prints for sale and are selling them under license. If you are unsure if they are legit, ask the seller if the print is personally signed by the artist. If you are still in doubt, please don't hesitate to contact me with any concerns.

Painting in Progress Painting a Military Artwork
Behind the scenes look at the process.

This page takes a look behind the curtain in the process of producing a military artwork from conception to the finished artwork. PRESS HERE

Australian Military Art