Various Military Art

Stand Fast

Title: Stand Fast
Media: Oil on Board
Location of Original: Private Collection
Prints: Limited Edition of 1000.  Original Cost of Print: $20
Signatory on Print: Artist
Highest ‘Known’ Resale of Print: $550 - Charity Auction.

Description: The painting is a simple encouragement to serving soldiers. Point of interest - The soldier who modelled for this painting is incredibly fit and trains those other fit soldiers at the SAS. This soldier also took out the finals for the TV show - Gladiators.

Poem on the Stand Fast Print

Stand Fast
By Ian Coate

Stand fast our Aussie Diggers; we need you at the front. 
Our freedoms demand maintenance, which you must bear the brunt.
We don’t always appreciate the freedoms that you’ve won.
  We soon forget in peacetime the duties that you’ve done.
But do your job in spite of us; ignore our ignorance.
Defend us in our time of need with constant vigilance.
For without you there, to bar the pass, enemies will get through. 
And on that day, we’ll wish we had, maintained support for you.


Military Artworks
Ian Coate Logo Purchasing a Limited Edition Print
Some of my prints are for sale and some have sold out.  Drop me an email at: and let me know which print interests you and I will endeavour to link you to a supplier.
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. 
You can click on any military artwork below to go directly to the page.
Army Art13 Brigade Australian Flying Corps

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