Anne Ryan

Hello ! from Melbourne..

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

View videos and posts on my illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes for children’s books.

“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 involves critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.” Sir Ken Robinson
Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


Tactile fun

During the many lockdowns of 2021, I enjoyed reconnecting with a variety of art mediums and processes that I have not had time to tinker with for several years. I began making “one off” hand embroidered tote bags featuring my latest illustrations from my poetry book RapperBee. It was such an enjoyable way to relax…

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Making Salih

As a participant on the Australian Stand for the Bologna Book Fair 2021 and the London Book Fair 2021, I was fortunate to be represented as a contributing Illustrator in this year’s schedule with this video of my illustrating process – ‘Making Salih’. This year the Australian Publishers Association hosted our Australian Stand online to…

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