Jimmy Pike was a well-known Walmajarri artist who spent his early years as a semi-nomadic hunter in the Great Sandy Desert. Later, he worked on cattle and sheep stations in the Kimberley, and then tried his hand at other jobs, including helping to put up houses on communities.
Jimmy spent some years in prison, where he took up drawing and painting, and began to make a name for himself as an artist. After his release, he set up a desert camp, continued to paint, and was the subject of a documentary film.
He exhibited his paintings all over the world, and travelled to the Philippines, China, Italy, the UK and Namibia.