Ian Coate (born 1970 in Perth, Australia) is an artist who has been one of the top military artists of Australia.
In the late 1980s, he joined the Royal Australian Survey Corps and served as an illustrator and military photographer. He served in the Australian Army for seven years. In the mid 1990s, he left the army to pursue a career as an artist.
In 2007, he was commissioned to paint the Australian SAS's 50th Jubilee Artwork. The Royal Australian Engineer Corps commissioned a series of paintings from him to celebrate their 100th birthday. From a selection of his works, 26 separate Limited Edition Prints have been published including SAS & Lighthorse series.
He has been a contributing artist for Australian Realms magazine.