My name is Rob Bates. I am a former Marine, a war artist, and an illustration major at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Several of my pieces form part of the prestigious combat art collection at the National Museum of the Marine Corps (accession number 2011.52). My work has garnered the attention of several news and media outlets, to include: The Los Angeles Times, The National Review, American Public Media, The Charlotte Observer, Great American Country Channel, and more.
You can find articles written about my work here:
As a family man, part time employee, and full time college student, aquiring the resources necessary for the embed cannot be done alone. This is my call for help. I need to raise $5,000 in the course of six weeks. All donations go to:
-Round trip ticket to Kuwait (between $1,200-$2,000)
-Gas to Washington, D.C. to get visa ($150)
-Cold weather gear/clothing ($400-$600)
Please keep in mind: if I am unable to meet my goal, all donations received will still be used to fund my trip. I plan to make every penny count.
More about my campaign, and the difference your contributions will make:
For your contributions:
Those who contribute $25 or more will receive a signed giclee print of the work produced from my time in country.
If you cannot or choose not to contribute:
It's understandable that some of you simply don't have the money to contribute, and that's fine. If this is the case, you can do your part to spread the word by sharing this page. You can share this via facebook, email, and by using the indiegogo share tools
War Artist/ Correspondant