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



Written by Harry Laing and Illustrated by Anne Ryan – Ford Street Publishing 2021 NEW RELEASE………………. Time to brush up on your poetry! This fun poetry book written by Harry Laing will get us all dabbing across the room, buzzing to a rhythm and spinning to words. Can’t wait to share it soon! See details…

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Launch of ‘Salih’

My new illustrated picture book “Salih“ written by Inda Ahmad Zahri is released on March 1st 2021 with Ford Street Publishing Paul Collins and the enthusiastic team at Ford Street Publishing, should be enormously proud of not only releasing this book on the due date, but also hosting a combined launch to a full house…

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Below Zero

Throughout my childhood in Ballarat, we knew the distressing bite of a long, cold winter, below zero. We rode to school in the rain and occasional snow, but there was always a promise of warmth and comfort the minute we arrived home. I suppose the thought of never being able to come back home, and…

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