Slightly more than a centenary after the creation of the MI6 and as a tribute to the famous British secret service who inspired James Bond, painter James Hart Dyke was allowed in for a year to produce some secret “fine art”…
The paintings are now being exhibited at Mount St Galleries in Mayfair (London) until next Saturday.
What it really impressed mr Hart Dyke after a year living between Her Majesty’s professional spies was the amount of long long hours hanging around waiting for things to happen.. waiting a lot. Inside hotel rooms, waiting rooms but also many exotic places which are potentially dangerous, and may not be what they seem.
None of the material reveals any sensitive information about MI6 or its work and obviously… every painting has been through a series of security screens before the exhibition.
As we always say… if you can make it, please go. Then you tell us what you think, and if you can’t all paintings, drawings and prints are also hanging publicly on his website. Enjoy!