Mathew is the grand son of the late Kunmanara Tiger. He started painting in 2013. Mathew learnt the story of Piltati rockhole and the Wati Wanampi (watersnake men) from his grandfather since he was a boy. He uses his grandfathers memory as inspiration and is learning from other cutodians for the Piltati Tjukurpa; Keith Stevens and Ginger Wikilyiri to develop his painting.