Makinti began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1996 having
already painted with acrylic on canvas during the Kintore and Haast
Bluff Project in 1993/1994.
Makinti primarily paints complex patterns of pale lines representing
the designs associated with the travels of Kungka Kutjarra (two women).
The lines that so often feature in her paintings depict the swirling
hair string skirts/belts worn by aboriginal women and men during
ceremonies associated with certain sites.
In 2005 Makinti was named as one of 'Australia's Fifty Most Collectable Artists' by Australian Art Collector.