“I don’t stop working - one painting leads on to the next and to the next,” says Melbourne artist Adam Pyett. “Sooner or later there is a body of work ready to show.” For his latest exhibition, he continued on from the last painting of his previous show. Everything is a continuum. “The more paintings I make, the more I exhibit and the more people get to see them,” says Adam, who was born and raised in Melbourne, and has a father as an artist. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in painting). His latest exhibition From Another Room is showing at Sophie Gannon Gallery until Saturday 26 September.
Which five words best describe you? Calm, volatile, patient, aggressive, disciplined.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I always drew pictures as a child and I started to paint seriously in the studio while I was still in high school. This led me into art school and I haven’t really stopped since.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? It is a marathon not a sprint.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Having works acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria.
What’s been your best decision? I decided that I could learn new tricks even though I am a bit of an old dog.
Who inspires you? Painters who make their best works at the end of their career.
What are you passionate about? Integrity.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Paul Cezanne.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Owning a home with a garden and a dog.
What are you reading? Absolute Friends by John Le Carre - for a second time.