Our Story

Embark on a journey of artistry, culture, and self-expression with Kenita Lee, a proud Wemba Wemba, Wiradjuri, Wotjiboluk, Nari Nari, and Boon Wurrung woman, residing on the ancestral lands of the Wemba Wemba people. Kenita Lee, formerly known as Matakupaat Arts, is the creative haven founded by Kenita-Lee McCartney, where stories are woven, healing is embraced, and achievements are celebrated through the vibrant canvas of her creative arts.
From a tender age, creativity has flowed through Kenita's veins, shaping her identity and providing a voice for her narratives. What began as a youthful exploration with a paintbrush blossomed into a profound means of self-expression, where emotions and experiences found resonance in visual storytelling. Kenita's artistry transcends conventional boundaries, offering a unique perspective that echoes her cultural heritage and personal journey.For Kenita, art is not merely a form of expression; it's a pathway to healing, self-care, and preserving traditions. Drawing inspiration from her diverse lineage and the richness of her heritage, Kenita infuses her creations with vibrant hues that mirror the spectrum of her emotions and life's seasons. The essence of storytelling, resilience, and community pulses through every brushstroke, weaving a tapestry of cultural pride and artistic brilliance.At the heart of Kenita Lee is a commitment to authenticity and sustainability. Every creation is a testament to her roots, crafted with love and respect for the land and traditions that nurture her spirit. Working closely with her husband, Blaze, all framing and printing reflect a harmonious blend of artisanship and familial support, embodying the essence of community and connection.Situated on the lands of the Wemba Wemba people along the Murray River in regional Victoria, Kenita Lee stands as a beacon of indigenous artistry and cultural resurgence. Through her art, Kenita invites you to embark on a transformative odyssey, where stories are shared, traditions are honored, and the beauty of First Nations heritage thrives in every stroke of creativity. Join Kenita Lee on this heartfelt journey of artistic exploration and cultural celebration.