Ann Marie Whitton

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BA (Hons) Fine Art, studying at The University of Creative Arts

I trained as a teacher in the seventies, and I have taught many age ranges arts and crafts in Hertfordshire schools. I re-trained in 1989 to become a Special Needs teacher,and I was introduced to Art Therapy. My art journey started by attending The University of Hertfordshire Art Therapy Foundation Course. In 1995 I opened my own art studio, called Dragon Art Studio, and ran many courses in drawing, painting and crafts.

I have gained additional qualifications and experience in;
Chinese Brush Painting
Book Making
City and Guilds Black and White Photography
Clay Heads
City and Guilds Life Drawing, 2000
Oaklands College, Access to Art and Design Course, 2000 to 2001
Traditional Printmaking Techniques at The University of Hertfordshire, 2012,2013,2014,2015
Oaklands College. Print Making,June/July 2018
For many years I was a tutor at Oaklands College teaching Watercolour painting
I have tutored on the community Art Classes at Sandringham School, St Albans for adults. Offering Watercolour Classes, Drawing for Beginners, Experimental Mixed Media and Chinese Brush Painting
I have exhibited with The Herts Visual Arts Forum, Open Studios from 1999 to 2018

My work has been shown at;
The Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans 2001
Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall 2000
Maynard Gallery, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City 1999, 2015, 2018
Dragon Art Studio, St Albans 1995 to 2009
Island of Art Website
Paintings I Love, 2000
Graphic Plus, St Albans. 2009
Rose & Dylan Gift Shop, St Albans
St Paul's Church Christmas Crafts 2010
Hatfield House, Living Crafts 2011
Verulam School Arts Craft Fair Dec 2011,2013
Brewsters Cafe, Mittagong, Australia 2012
Museum of St Albans, 2012
School of Creative Arts Exhibition, My Print Work at The University of Hertfordshire June 2012,2013 and 2014
The Society for All Artists 2012,2013,2014,2015
Herts Visual Arts Forum 2013 and 2015
Open Studios 1998, 2001,2002,2004,2015
Seahorse Cottage Cromer 2011-2019
Coconut Cafe, Lowestoft 2014/15
St Albans Clock Tower, Alban Weekend Event, 2015
Stevenage Museum, New Town Talking Project, 2015
Stevenage Museum Art Prize, New Town Project, 2015
Stevenage Museum Leaflet 2015
Stevenage New Town 70th Anniversary Website 2016
Stevenage Market, Frames A Plenty Stall 2015, 2016,2017
The Lodge Surgery St Albans 2016
Art-of-Norwich, 'Where the Art is', St Margarets Church Norwich 18th Sept to 1st October 2016
Art-of-Norwich December 2016
Art-of-Norwich February 2017 
Art-of-Norwich July 2017
Art-of-Norwich September 2017
Art-of-Norwich December 2017
New Maynard Gallery WGC April to June 2018
Art-of-Norwich July 2018
HVAF Open Studios Sept 2018
The New Museum of St Albans, St Albans Museums, 29th September 2018
Art-of-Norwich April 2019
Stevenage Lego Mosaic April 13th 2019 and May 31st 2019
Newlyn School of Art Cornwall June 2019

Since 2005 I have sold my work on Ebay and Artfinder websites.
Thus many paintings have been sold Worldwide.
I now work from home creating drawings of my home town St Albans.
In addition I travel to Norfolk and Suffolk painting pictures of it's beautiful coastline and buildings.
I am a member of St Albans Art Society,The Society for All Artists and Herts Visual Arts Forum.
I now offer mutual coaching art sessions to help individuals develop life skills and set up small art businesses.