Rumour has it that CSIS conspired with the Court Painter Enterprise to use paintings to promote Great Dominion Soft Power During the G7 Summit .
CSIS is reported to have developed something known as the short-leash policy to deal with the irascible and hard to control Court Painter in their covert efforts to further the Great Dominion’s influence through the soft power of his art. This approach also keeps CSIS art operatives at a short remove from the Court Painter and the installation of his works so that the Great Dominion’s leading spy agency could not be linked to any covert governmental bankrolling. In order to fulfill this need, they secretly and without the knowledge of Court Painter, elicited the participation of Press Attache A Hardon MacKay in organizing special installations to decorate the G7 Summit meetings and photo ops featuring international leaders.
Such activity was funnelled through a new arts agency created by CSIS named the Great Dominion Soft Power Through Art (GDSPTA), which was developed by the spy agency brain trust in Ottawa with AHM as a silent partner.
And no one was the wiser, not even the naive artist himself who was under the illusion his pure talent and force of personality is what placed him on the world stage.
So in merry old England something exciting happened in the art world . A strange but irresistible energy started to crackle across the pond, as Court Painter who had struggled for years in poverty and obscurity suddenly found self-confidence and success.
Please note: The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is Canada’s primary national intelligence service. It is responsible for collecting, analysing, reporting and disseminating intelligence on threats to Canada’s national security, and conducting operations, covert and overt, within Canada and abroad like the Court Painter art installations at the 2021 G7 Summit .