Sunday, July 09, 2006

An Introduction


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.

Semper Fidelis.


mdfay said...

I think it only appropriate that I be the first one to welcome you to the Marine Corps Combat Art Program and the blogosphere! Congrats and welcome aboard.

katje said...


Was looking on Fire and Ice and saw him ref your sites, which I checked out. Great work - sounds like you're going to be having a very interesting time now. Best of Luck, and welcome to the blogosphere.


Flag Gazer said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us! And, thank you for your service to the Marines, to our country.

Bag Blog said...

Welcome to the Blogging community! I can't wait to follow your art and adventures. Thanks for serving your country.

Anonymous said...

Glad to have another warrior artist covering our boys! I look forward to the view you will provide us.
Bless you.

Anonymous said...

God bless you.

Semper gratus,

Proud Marine Dad said...


Following Michael Fay will be a real challenge!

You guys do us all a great service recording what our sons and daughters are going through and capturing more meaning in your images than many can do in words.

God bless you. Stay safe. Thank you for your service to your Nation.

Until they all come home safely,

Proud Marine Dad

DangerGirl said...

Welcome to the blogosphere...I second what John has said. You do us all a great service.

I can't wait to see your art, and read about your experiences.

God Bless
Stay Safe
THANK YOU for your service to your country.