SOPHIE PEREZ IS A MELBOURNE-BASED ARTIST WHO PAINTS PREDOMINANTLY LANDSCAPES. DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN SHE ASKED PEOPLE THROUGH INSTAGRAM TO SEND HER A PHOTO OF A PLACE THEY WERE UNABLE TO GET TO. SHE PAINTED 200 OF THESE PLACES AND CREATED A BOOK TO COMMEMORATE THE PROJECT, AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 2020.
/ My husband and I converted an iconic restaurant building in Mornington into my studio back in 2019, along with an office and gallery space. We kept a lot of the original features exposed, like steel beams and columns, which gives it an industrial feel and a nod to the history of the building. There is a wonderful energy and light. My paint palette is a huge glass table that I have put wheels on. It’s a game changer having the space to wheel it around between paintings. /