There is a tough structure and playful approach to still life that underpins Adam Pyett’s paintings. An early interest in abstraction remains evident across his now recognisable subject matter with strong compositional elements and tightly developed imagery. He uses paint to convey a quintessentially Australian aesthetic on subjects as diverse as flowers, found objects and punk rock iconography.

When he paints flowers he chooses mostly Indigenous Australian species where a spiky toughness of both leaf and appearance allow a rugged depiction that renders the foliage sculptural over a luminous background. In recent years his subject choices have also included unpretentious objects from the everyday, rendered on a large Pop Art scale.