Cecile was born and raised in Kununurra, which is located in the east Kimberley. Cecile would spend a lot of time down at Waringarri Art Centre watching and learning from elders. After a while Cecile decided to try painting. She loved it and has painted since 2007. Cecile mainly paints her grandmother’s Country, an area where she has experience of camping and hunting. She spent many years observing her grandmother painting her Country.