Adam Pyett

Adam Pyett

To Adam Pyett, subject matter is not of primary importance, but rather it is the act of painting itself that is paramount to his process.

As an artist, he is best known for his still-life works of native flowers and skulls. The portrayal of these objects is secondary to the overall success of a work. Pyett’s background in abstraction and his interest in colour theory are evident in his evocative compositions, and his textured, worked surfaces showcase his chosen material.

Adam Pyett graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts.

His work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia, including in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Monash University Museum of Art, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park and the Macquarie Bank Collection.


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08/03/2022

ADAM PYETT SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE LEN FOX PAINTING PRIZE

Adam Pyett has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2022 Len Fox Painting Prize, a $50,000 acquisitive painting prize awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox.⁠

Works by Pyett and other shortlisted artists are on display at Castlemaine Art Museum until 13 June 2022.⁠

Image: Adam Pyett, Goldfields track, winter, 2021


21/06/2021

ADAM PYETT ON NGV CHANNEL

Adam Pyett is featured in the first episode of a new web series produced by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and inspired by the NGV exhibition She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, on display until 22 August 2021.

Pyett explains how his practice deeply explores the very nature of painting using Australian landscapes as a subject to explore relationships between light and colour.

Video: Adam Pyett En Plein Air, produced by the NGV


07/04/2020

ADAM PYETT SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE 2020 JOHN LESLIE ART PRIZE

Adam Pyett has been selected as a finalist for the John Leslie Art Prize, one of Australia’s most prestigious and valuable prizes for landscape painting.

His shortlisted work, Morning Shadows, 2020, will be on display at Gippsland Art Gallery from 16 May until 26 July 2020.

To join our waiting list for new works by Adam Pyett, please contact the gallery.⁠

Image: Adam Pyett, Morning Shadows, 2020


Showing all 95 artworks

Adam Pyett Bald Hill trees 2020 oil on linen 61.3 x 53.8 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Summer, Lodden River 2020 oil on linen 61.4 x 53.9 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Shadows, Dog Rocks 2020 oil on linen 61.3 x 53.9 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Dry Diggings Track, summer 2021 oil on linen 61.4 x 53.9 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Two rocks, Dog Rocks 2020 oil on linen 69.1 x 61.4 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Shaws Lake, violet 2021 oil on linen 69.1 x 61.4 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Forest tree, Bald Hill 2020 oil on linen 76.7 x 66.6 cm Sold
Adam Pyett View from Blackwood 2021 oil on linen 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Afternoon sun, Golden Point 2021 oil on linen 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Overcast day, Bald Hill 2021 oil on linen 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Wombat Creek dam 2021 oil on linen 132.5 x 117.3 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Bald Hill, grey day 2021 oil on linen 132.5 x 117.3 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Shaws Lake 2021 oil on linen 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Bald Hill, afternoon 2021 oil on linen 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Dog Rocks 2021 oil on canvas 132.4 x 117.2 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus on green [Study] 2017 charcoal on paper 62 x 50 cm Sold
Adam Pyett The Napier 2018 linocut hand coloured with black ink, ed 2/4? 29.5 x 21 cm $550.00
Adam Pyett Morning shadows 2019 oil on linen 40.5 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Blue rose 2019 oil on linen 40.5 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Leaves in a vase (grey) 2019 oil on linen 40.5 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Morning sun on trees above the Campaspe 2019 oil on linen 41 x 36 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Eucalyptus leaves and flowers 2019 oil on linen 50.5 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Eucalyptus blossom 2019 oil on linen 50.5 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Hairpin banksia 2019 oil on linen 50.5 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Leaves in a vase (pink) 2019 oil on linen 51 x 46 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Tree near Glenlyon 2019 oil on linen 77 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Afternoon sun above Lodden Falls 2019 oil on linen 102 x 86.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Sunrise above the Campaspe 2019 oil on linen 102 x 86.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Tree near Baynton 2019 oil on linen 102 x 86.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Near Macedon 2019 oil on linen 102 x 86.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Foggy morning on the Campaspe 2019 oil on linen 102 x 86.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Morning sun near Glenlyon 2019 oil on linen 137.5 x 122.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Big tree beside the Yarra at Ivanhoe 2018 oil on linen 137 x 122 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Marquis of Lorne 2018 linocut hand coloured with black ink 29.5 x 21 cm $695.00
Adam Pyett Union Club 2018 woodcut hand coloured with black ink 29.5 x 21 cm $550.00
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus on green [Study] 2017 charcoal on paper 62 x 50 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Pink and yellow flowering eucalyptus [Study] 2017 charcoal on paper 62 x 50 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Banksia on black [Study] 2017 charcoal on paper 62 x 50 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Wattle flower and eucalyptus leaves 2016 oil on linen 51 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Jasmine in a vase 2016 oil on linen 50.5 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Capeweed 2016 oil on linen 51 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Blue agapanthus 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Eucalyptus leaves on blue 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red flowering eucalyptus on pink 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red flowering eucalyptus on grey 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Two roses on violet 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Kangaroo paw on black 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Eucalyptus leaves with yellow flowers 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Two roses on black 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Kangaroo paw on yellow 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Banksia on yellow 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Pink and yellow flowering eucalyptus 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus on green 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Banksia on black 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Waratah 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Silver princess 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Two roses on crimson 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Kangaroo paw on blue 2017 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Tree and cloud in the You Yangs 2017 oil on linen 87 x 71.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Tree in the You Yangs 2017 oil on linen 87 x 71.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Tree at dusk 2017 oil on linen 87 x 71.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Wattle sapling 2016-17 oil on linen 102 x 87 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red Bull 2010 oil on linen 137.5 x 96.5 cm
Adam Pyett Mother, Johnston St 2010-12 oil on linen 137.5 x 96.5 cm
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [4] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush [6] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Silver Princess Gum flowers and eucalyptus leaves 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 66.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Silver Princess Gum flowers [2] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Silver Princess Gum flowers [1] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush [5] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush [4] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush [3] 2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red and white eucalyptus flowers 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Pink bottlebrush 2015 oil on linen 41 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [3] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Dancing Lady orchid and eucalyptus leaves 2015 oil on linen 51 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Dancing Lady orchid 2015 oil on linen 51 x 45.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Eucalyptus leaves 2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [2] 2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [1] 2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush [2] 2014-2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red bottlebrush and California lilac 2014 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Red flowering eucalyptus 2015 oil on linen 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett California lilac 2014-2015 oil on linen 66 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [5] 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Agapanthus and white flowering eucalyptus 2014-2015 oil on linen 77 x 61.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett White flowering eucalyptus 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 66 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Yellow flowering eucalyptus [6] 2014-2015 oil on linen 77 x 66.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Flowering gum [3] 2014 oil on canvas 40.5 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Flowering gum [2] 2014 oil on canvas 40.5 x 35.5 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Flowering gum [1] 2014 oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Banksia 2014 oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm Sold
Adam Pyett Vanitas Motorhead 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Vanitas AC DC 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Vanitas Ramones 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Red Bull 2010 oil on linen 137.5 x 96.5 cm
Adam Pyett Mother, Johnston St 2010-12 oil on linen 137.5 x 96.5 cm
Adam Pyett Vanitas Motorhead 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Vanitas AC DC 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Vanitas Ramones 2014 oil on linen 92 x 61 cm
Adam Pyett Marquis of Lorne 2018 linocut hand coloured with black ink 29.5 x 21 cm $695.00
Adam Pyett Union Club 2018 woodcut hand coloured with black ink 29.5 x 21 cm $550.00