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The heritage ambience and creative dynamism of Mornington Peninsula’s towns and villages is a feast for the senses. Absorb artistic flair at the region’s major galleries, follow in the footsteps of renowned artists on the Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail and other regional walks or be welcomed into intimate artisan studios.

Artist Sophie Perez lives and breathes her painting practice, so much so that she credits Instagram with propelling it. Known for her painterly depictions of her home and distinctive, romantic colour palette, the Mount Martha resident is a devoted advocate of artist-managed spaces such as Southern Buoy Studios. Read more

She has a special affinity with the Mornington Peninsula and its unique coastal landscapes. “I love the light in this place — it’s really calming and inspiring to work in,” she says. “There’s always so many colours and forms.”

Mornington Peninsula’s Artistic Retreats: Where Creativity Meets Natural Beauty

While the Peninsula has become a hotbed for emerging artists, its long-established names have not been forgotten. A new exhibition spanning the 60-year career of Constance Stokes opens at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery this weekend. “She was an amazing painter,” said gallery curator Danny Lacy. “She was able to capture in her paintings the sense of place that you can only get when you’re right there.”

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