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


A Night Out

I’m so excited because I’m getting out from the studio to meet all the Book Lovers at Dymocks Camberwell Thursday 19th. Might see you there!

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Book Launch Celebrations

Book week celebrations at Junior School Wesley College St Kilda Rd Book Launch. Soooo much fun reading and sharing the process of illustrating my new picture book Shadowcat with all the children and special guests!

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When is a scribble not a scribble?

Great ideas in drawing come from that unconscious moment when you have a spark of an idea and you are not sure what it is. You start to scribble. The first form can often be difficult to recognise. Through the mark making process, ideas form and new ideas emerge. For young children a scribble is…

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