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


Improving drawing skills through play!

Children observe detail and form through self directed play. As they build, create , problem solve and develop storytelling through play experiences, children can develop observational awareness of form. Play is engaging, social, develops language and imagination and is lots of fun. Toys are a great source of reference for observational drawing. These ‘Bionicles’ have…

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Limited Edition prints available

Limited edition prints NOW available!   MEDIUM : Acrylic PRINT TYPE : Giclee image size (w)310mm  x (h)300mm Limited Edition : 50 BOOK TITLE : Shadowcat Author : Julia Louise Publisher: Five Mile Press PRICE: $100   Orders now available from Books Illustrated   Books Illustrated has been promoting Australian picture books and book illustration…

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Creative Drawing Course at Malvern School of Art (children 8 -13)

   Creative Drawing Course ( children 8 – 13) Storytelling and drawing are a fun and natural partnership for children. Narratives emerge naturally when children are given the freedom to relax and engage in creative drawing activities. Oral storytelling and image making can be a vehicle for children to reinforce social connections, explore meaning and develop…

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