|Major Robin Watt sketching during |
Operation Desert Storm, 1990-91
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Painted for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment by Robin Watt
Watt, is a retired soldier and
professional artist. He is principally an animal painter, specializing
in equestrian, sporting and wildlife subjects.
A 10th Hussar, he saw action with 16 Parachute Brigade during
multiple tours of duty in Northern Ireland, and during an attachment to 22SAS
in Oman. He has undertaken Special Duties in Northern Ireland. He was war artist to the 7th
Armoured Brigade during the first Gulf War, simultaneously raising funds for
the Army Benevolent Fund through his sketches and paintings of soldiers living,
training and fighting in the desert before and during Operation Desert Storm;
and its aftermath on the Mutla Ridge in Kuwait.
Fund-raising for Battle Casualties.
1990 his principal aim, as an artist, has been to raise funds for British Army
battle casualties through his art. Hence
he offers prints of any image that he
has painted and displayed on his web-site, to any regimental charity or military charity that wishes to use them, in
order to generate funds for battle casualties. Since the artist is not
involved in the financial loop these prints (or cards) can be supplied by
the artist at cost price - that is the actual cost of production – so that the
charities concerned are then able to set their own retail prices ,and thus
increase their profit margins as much as possible. In addition, prints of
particular animals used in a military context (e.g.mules, gun-horses, Cavalry
Blacks, search or tracker dogs, or regimental mascots) may be specially
commissioned by these charities on request, for the same purpose and under the same conditions as already
described ,subject to the artist’s work-load.