Cedric Varcoe tell stories about his land with dreamtime stories, his paintings are energetic and depict the flow of the landscape. He has been painting since he was very young, inspired by watching his family paint and by the stories from Ngarrindjeri country and culture told to him by his grandfather and other elders of the Ngarrindjeri language group.
Cedric has won multiple local awards and has been exhibiting since 1997. In 2015 Cedric received a grant from Arts SA for professional development workshops with Better World Arts. During these workshops Cedric studied colour theory, life drawing and did a lot of research into Ngarrindjeri history and culture at the South Australian Museum.