Andrew Pye

I approach the Australian Bush at face value, and from inside it. There’s no hidden meaning to my work. It is the Australian Bush.

My studies en plen air are ten-fold since moving to Wangaratta in Regional Victoria. I also frequent Castlemaine and to this end, many new elements of the bush have revealed themselves to me and I have tried to include them in these new scenes. First and foremost the life, sound and movement of the ‘solitary’ landscape. Being in it, I have witnessed bark exploding off trees after the rains to reveal fluorescent pink trunks, belting heat and bitter cold, all varieties of limb arrangements and floor scenes, and all matter of Australian wildlife. My recent works look to the Australian Bush to inform the way sticks rest off trees, their spoil. The bush floor matter and its balance against the lines of trees, weeds, disused fences that have grown back into the irregularity of the bush all interest me to no end.

I take great inspiration from Danila Vassilieff in my approach to painting and living life as an artist. His simple living equated to what seems a natural ability for him to be able to choose a scene of the Australian condition and capture it. This ethos has served me very well indeed in the digital age where distraction to the character, or the scene before me could be easily missed had I not surrounded myself in the landscape and renounced distraction. His technicalities of brushstroke and blocking of the scenes inform my decisions on how and where to sit, or what element of the days’ study to paint.

In my opinion a most underappreciated figure of our country’s art history, it is through his Russian eyes that I attempt to see the Australian Bush. He was an outsider who managed to look at us so poignantly. If the viewer sees the well-known Australian Greats when they consider my work, it is because both I and they were informed by same modern expressionist father figure.

Artworks
Apollo Bay Foreshore by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 65x65cm framed$1250
Apostle by Andrew Pyeoil on board 100x100cm framed$2600
Beacon Point by Andrew Pyeoil on board 100x100cm framed$2600
Birthing Tree, Anglesea by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 100x100cm framed$2600
Bush Behind Lorne by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 67x67cm framed$1250
Bush Block by Andrew Pyeoil on board 150x100cm framedSold
Driftwood by Andrew Pyeoil on board 100x100cm framed$2600
Dunes, Apollo Bay by Andrew Pyeoil on linen 40x50cm framed$950
Estuary At Anglesea by Andrew Pyeoil & acrylic on linen 150x100cm framed$3850
Fairhaven, View From Dinghy by Andrew Pyeoil on board 150x100cm framedSold
Ferns, Lorne by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 100x100cm framed$2600
Forrest by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 65x65cm framed$1250
New Growth At Wye River by Andrew Pyeoil on linen 100x200cm framed$4400
Port Campbell Rockface by Andrew Pyeoil on linen 40x50cm framedSold
Rockpool at Fairhaven by Andrew Pyeoil on board 150x100cm framedSold
Streeton’s View at Lorne by Andrew Pyeoil on board 100x100cm framed$2600
Twelve Apostles by Andrew Pyeoil on linen 100x200cm framed$4400
Trees Near Mt Buller by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 86x85cm unframedSold
Bushland Looking at Buffalo by Andrew Pyeoil on board 102.5x153cm framedSold
Welcome To The You Yangs by Andrew Pyeoil on medium density fibreboard 134x104cm framedSold
Trees in Moriac by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas / 68 x 138cm / framedSold
Agapanthas Growing in Anglesea by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas / 53x100cm / framedSold
You Yangs, Plain View by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 144x104cm framedSold
Study of Reef Hill by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 130x130cm unframedSold
Falls Creek by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 44x34cm framedSold
Hot Day IV by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas / 83x83cm / framedSold
New Growth on Burnt Tree by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas / 150x150cm / framedSold
Vinnie by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas / 43x43cm / framedSold
Hot Day Series I by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 78.5cmx78.5cm framedSold
Hot Day Series II by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 43.5cmx43.5cm framedSold
Hot Day Series III by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 43.5cmx43.5cm framedSold
Hot Day Series IV by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 43.5cmx43.5cm framedSold
Hanging Rock by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 1.5x1.5m framedSold
Otways Study by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 100x100cm unframedSold
Brick Mine Study III by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 53x63cm framedSold
Road to Skipton II by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 43.5x43.5cm framedSold
Stump by Andrew Pyeoil on canvas 40x40cm framedSold