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 involve critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.” Sir Ken Robinson 

Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


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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Artist Journal Making short course

Artist Journal Making…   Last week the  ‘premiere class’ of my Artist Journal Making short course  finished their fourth and final lesson for the term at Malvern School of Art!  The short course ran for 4 consecutive Saturday classes. It was such a thrill to be among like minded ‘creatives’ who were committed to developing…

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