Sunday, July 09, 2006
My name is Kristopher Battles. I am a landscape and portrait painter of the Classical Realist school, inspired by the masters of art history as I paint the world around me. (I also consider myself a Romantic Realist, if there can be such a thing).
As of 28 June, 2006 I am Sgt. Kristopher Battles, of the United States Marine Corps Reserve -- soon to be a proud member of the USMC Historical Division serving as a combat artist overseas. This blog will showcase my experiences in the War on Terror as I deploy as a Marine Combat Artist. I will endeavor to show a realistic view of the war through the eyes of one on the ground, while also being truthful to the long, rich history of combat art and the art of picture-making itself.