Alexandra Lederman about her biggest teacher's and lessons in art (part one)

Allow me a moment to introduce you to... Alexandra Lederman

What is your artistic discipline?

I specialize in painting and use a variety of media such as acrylic, oil, watercolour and inks. I’d like to think that my dad jokes are pretty creative too…

What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
I can’t remember which came first… sushi chef, professional soccer player, or the 6th Spice Girl.

Who, or what, was your biggest teacher?
Probably my mum, who showed me that it was possible to establish a career that combined both creativity and therapeutic support.

What is next? Where are you heading with your work?
That’s an exciting and scary question. After my most recent exhibition in Melbourne, I am ready to try a new direction with my art making. At the moment I am collecting and storing ideas and images that inspire me, and I hope to get creating again soon.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself when you started in the arts?
Two things. Firstly, create for yourself and if people like what you do, that is an added bonus. Also, If you have moments where you don’t feel like physically creating, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t soaking in your surroundings and building up inspiration for new work. I feel that once you find that you get enjoyment and satisfaction through creativity, it will always find its way back into your life.