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


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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