This exhibition will feature both of Hart Dyke’s sunset studies, and more than forty other paintings made during the adventure and afterwards. Also on display will be one of Loppé’s own, extremely rare ‘summit’ oil sketches.
Climbing via the arduous Grands Mulets route, Hart Dyke was accompanied by the exhibition organiser William Mitchell, guides, patrons and a cameraman, and was able to spend nearly two hours on the summit one evening working in temperatures as low as -20 degrees C.
All of his paintings at Cromwell Place will be for sale.
About the artist
James Hart Dyke. His work is centred on landscape painting, from the domesticity of paintings of country houses to paintings generated from physically demanding expeditions over remote mountains. James has also undertaken a series of projects including accompanying the then Prince of Wales as the official artist on royal tours, as ‘artist in residence’ for The British Secret Intelligence Service, as an artist embedded with the British Forces in war zones, working for the producers of the James Bond films and as ‘artist in residence’ for Aston Martin. These projects required him to respond in many ways and have allowed him to experiment with more graphic forms of painting influenced by his studies as an architect at the Royal College of Art. His portraits have been shown at the National Portrait Gallery and at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibitions.
John Mitchell Fine Paintings has been exhibiting James Hart Dyke’s paintings since 2002.