Fighting Patrol - Afghanistan
Oil on Canvas
700mm x 1000mm
The painting was commissioned by the Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and depicts a contact with the enemy during their tour of Afghanistan.
The unit supplied me with a photograph and asked me to include a member of the Afghan National Army.
The inspiration for this painting also came from a painting by renowned war artist Ivor Hele and his work entitled Fighting Patrol which is in the collection of the Second Battalion. In this work the artist shows Australian troops fighting an onslaught of Chinese soldiers during the bitter fighting of the Korean War.