Chris Collingwood Tel: 01805 623023 e-mail:   All images © Chris Collingwood

Welcome to my official web site and gallery. I hope you share my passion for military history, the romance of historical drama and above all realistic fine art painting. This is a personal Website in which I have included some of my favorite pictures to illustrate the sort of work I enjoy painting and the scope of my subject matter. These days I spend most of my working time painting military pieces, usually consisting of panoramic battle scenes, historical portraits and the ordinary soldier through the ages. The periods covered so far range from the ancient Greece of the Spartans, classical Rome, Viking and Saxon, Medieval warfare to the English and American Civil Wars. From the notorious pirates and buccaneers of the 18th century through the Napoleonic war, the conflicts of the British Empire to the World Wars of the 20th century. Although I work mainly in oil on canvas I do, however, draw a great deal in pencil (some examples may be found within the site) I strive for visual impact, light and atmosphere and am forever researching military and historical detail. I hope in the end to produce a painting that is rich in accuracy and period feel. These pages can only offer a small sample as a ‘taster’ but new paintings and designs are constantly being added so please do get in touch if you want to talk over specific ideas, I do relish a new challenge.

Most paintings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints.

My Waterloo 200th Anniversary Stamp designs see ‘latest news’ page for full description.
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