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



Connecting again with communities in local Libraries this school holidays is so enjoyable. We have missed the wonderful experience of being able to gather around books in Melbourne for several winter holidays now. Finally families can reconnect in these fabulous resource centers again and share their interests of reading, stories and discovering books. It was…

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Dreaming with eyes wide open

I am proud to be represented as a CBCA Noteable for 2022 in the Picture Book of the Year category with my illustrated picture book ‘SALIH‘. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be connected and celebrated with this year’s theme : ’Dreaming with eyes open’ ‘Stepping into your own story…listening to Country as the first…

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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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