Anne Ryan

Hello ! from Melbourne..

Welcome to my website.

I am an author, illustrator, artist, and art educator who lives and works in Melbourne.

“A creative process may begin with a flash of a new idea or with a hunch. It may just start as noodling around with a problem, getting some fresh ideas along the way. It’s a process, not a single event, and genuine creative processes involve critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.”

Sir Ken Robinson

View my video and explore the posts on illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes.

Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


What are you working on?

Kids Conga Line Looking for new characters is always fun. I am lucky to spend a lot of time with young children and often they end up inspiring characters and expressions for my illustrations, as well as being a constant source of ideas for my writing and storytelling. Observation is important for developing drawings. Keep…

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What’s in the post?

Very exciting to have received advanced copies of ‘Shadowcat’ delivered to my door! The BEST moment….. ‘SHADOWCAT’ written by Julia Louise, illustrated by Anne Ryan and published by Five Mile Press to be released in August. Out soon….

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