Mixed Media painting hunter gatherers passion - HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS 2 - The story about passion to perpetuate a want to discover and collect, before time comes to an end
Multi Media painting. The passion to perpetuate a desire, discover and collect, before time comes to an end





















HUNTER GATHERERS 2 – Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs – We hunt to gather


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HUNTER GATHERERS 2 – The passion, perpetuating desire and discovery. Painting hunter-gatherers passion

For interested buyers, don’t hesitate to ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the framed original or number 1 of 25 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions.


Good desire
One life


I started the original painting in 1989. I reworked it in 2014 and added the story “Hunter-Gatherers 2”.  

Note: New elements were added in 2018 making a stronger story. 

The thoughts of the “Hunter-Gatherers” came while watching people walking beaches hunting and gathering for collectibles. This painting furthered the journey from Hunters-Gatherers 1 where I discovered taking home dreams, mementos, and edibles were as valid as physical items.

I noted all creation has the hunter collector motivation a sentiment captured adding numerous passions known to man and animal.

I included the Australian magpie, American Sea Eagle, Silver/White Eye, Snapper fish, and a Gecko Lizard.

Adding a businessman, with humorous twist seeking answers star-gazing into the universe, the quest for technical information and communication (Steve Jobs), hunting for life’s meaning, and overcoming the odds (Oprah Winfrey), and native men fishing all added to the parable.

We all hunt to gather

Whether we seek information about our origins, information to create technologies, a companion to love, a worm for dinner, a divine to talk to we are on the hunt. The essence of living is in perpetual motion before the end of our use-by date, and yet the universe is fixed in place through each generation.

Think of the philosophers who seek the meaning of life, the religious persons who want to please their chosen Gods, the businessmen who want to hunt and gather profits, or the scientists who want to find answers in the universe?

All hunt, whether for good or evil (evil, is a destructive power that harms good).

Some hunt to murder, rob, rape, or perjure justice, these are evil desires. Others hunt to create good, expose criminal behavior, create parks and gardens, catch and grow food to feed families, for the good of others.

Even animals hunt to gather. The lion hunts antelope to gather and feed its young, the young woman hunts a man for love or the alcoholic hunts a drink to forget their pain for a season.

This painting depicts hunting from want

This painting is not about evil desires. “Hunter-Gatherers 2” is about natural desires in a world and universe full of wonder and mystery.

In context, I have chosen two of our 21st-century heroes to depict the want to discover. Steve Jobs for his passion for technology and communication devices and Oprah Winfrey for her passion to discover what is good and commendable in overcoming the odds to live a good life.

We hunt to gather peace, security, love, wisdom, and purpose in building a nest to house our cultures and gathered collectibles.

Being hunter-gatherers, we may ask this free will question. “What are the desires we hunt for and what is it we want to gather before our race is run”?

You’ve got it!!!! … “You hunter-gatherer”.

The Indigenous connection

I have developed my research into the indigenous art storytelling of the Australian Aboriginal, North American Indian, and New Zealand Maori. I admire these people and see a lot of great wonder in how they show their culture in art and music.

As my perceptions develop I include combinations of western fine art and Indigenous cultural art styles where common to all people is the want for cultural identity stories. We all worship something greater than daily life.

I have introduced Chinese Mandarin (梦想) and Asian Indian Hindi (सपना) typography. These spell out the word “Dream”  in what I call typography hieroglyphics.

The God factor

Part of the nature of God within us is to hunt.

Our inner appearance, spirit, is made in the image and likeness of God.

Our outward appearance is part of our broken world’s physical image.

Generations of breakdown, systemic aberrations in physical appearance, and the birth of cultural habits add to the mix. Isolation from one another has not changed the heart wants of humans. We all want peace and meaning in life. We all dream, hunt, and gather for life’s enjoyment.

Culture, art, linguistics, and typography differ but our heart language is the same.

The indigenous influence art disclaimer

My attempt to paint, study and replicate indigenous art is very naive.

In the best way, I know how there is no way I would knowingly disrespect a people group who I dearly love. I study, at my own pace and these studies unmask a deeper honor toward these dear marginalized people. That sentiment is embedded in my borrowing of their creative intelligence to partner with my western cultured photorealism painting.

As an Australian and citizen of this world, I am honored they have given me so much pleasure with their wonderful storytelling interpretation with design, and dot painting colors, alongside the rhythmic sounds of their music in didgeridoos, knocking sticks, dance, and song unique to aboriginal culture.

I have a lot to learn as I embed what I learn crossing the bridge of understanding from my culture into the indigenous cultures of the world.

I call this my Godly inheritance and I look forward to experiencing their offerings in heaven where there is no fear, hatred, prejudice, or offense to darken what God created to be good.



ORIGINAL FOR SALE * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered around $12,000
Painted with artist oils, acrylics, watercolor airbrush on, gesso primed New Zealand hardboard. Gloss dammar and Iso Guard varnish protection.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

The full size 920 x 1220 (same as original) on stretch mounted archival canvas price is $3750 in GST
A master acrylic artist will digitally recreate the original painting and use hand-painted brushstrokes to replicate the original painting.

Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960  |  650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120  |  420 x short side – $92
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.


Images from “Hunters and Collectors 2”  are exhibited on Women’s Fashions through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America

  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.


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