Anne Ryan

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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 videos and explore the posts on illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes.

Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


‘Hello’ from Bologna

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an International conference, held in Italy each year, specifically for the children’s book market. It is the ‘mecca’ for all things children’s books and is an international platform showcasing authors, illustrators, publishers , market trends  and children’s literature from 70 participating  countries. This year, I was very privileged…

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‘Plein Air’ painting

  Plein air painting is a french term used to describe an artist who works outside. We picked the perfect Melbourne day today to take the easels and paint outside at Gasworks Arts Park and take inspiration from the wonderful Farmers’ Market crowd. Our Crayons and Books artists enjoyed creating stories about the dogs, the…

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Crayons and Books Workshops

Characters Creating characters is one of the most enjoyable things about writing stories! In our Crayons and Books workshop today at Gasworks Arts Park , , these very clever artists learned to identify ways to develop new characters by exploring visual characteristics that tell us more about the profile of a character and how…

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