Light Horse Art


Title: Spirit of the Light Horseman
Media: Oil on Canvas
Location of Original: Private Collection
Prints: Limited Edition of 1000.  Original Cost of Print: $55
Signatory on Print: Artist
Highest ‘Known’ Resale of Print: $650 Auction.
Description: This painting depicts the Turkish view of the Australian Light Horsemen charging at Beersheba with bayonets drawn. The Light Horse Association in Queensland used the ‘Charge’ image on the medallion to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of that last great cavalry charge in world history.


Light Horse CoinLighthorsemanHeroes of the Light Horse
The "Charge" artwork has been used for a variety of projects over the years. As seen above: the Light Horse Association used the artwork on their Commorative Coin recognising the 90th Anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba. A CD Cover for the album 'The Lighthorseman' by H.M.A.S. Vendetta. And was adapted for the R.M. Williams stage production logo of the Heroes of the Light Horse.
Light Horse Artwork by Ian Coate
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.
A Few Words on Prints
What are Prints? Prints are high quality reproductions of original artworks.  A Limited Edition Print indicates there will only be a set number and will not be re-printed.
Print Tip: keep all prints away from direct sunlight or they will fade over time no matter the quality.
Are prints good investments? As investments prints are like shares - there is risk.  People will inevitably pay what they believe it to be worth. I have been fortunate that many of my limited editions print runs have sold out and some prints that originally sold for just over $100 have later sold at auction for over $5000. But the best rule in purchasing a print is to buy because it appeals or is meaningful to you.
For Print Collectors: under each military artwork on this page I have stated its 'Highest Known Resale’. This is the largest amount (that I have heard of) that one of my prints has been re-sold in a single sale, either privately, on ebay or at auction.  This may help you gauge the value of your print. 

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 2nd/14th Light Horse & QMI Light Horse Historical Troop. A special mention to Lindsay & Mary Holmes, Chris Burns, Robert Thomas and Brett Williams from the Military Workshop.

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


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