Ann Marie Whitton
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ABOUT MYSELF

I have been drawing and painting since childhood.
I trained as a teacher in the seventies, and have taught many age ranges art 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.
I opened my own art studio, called DRAGON ART STUDIO, and ran many courses in drawing, painting and crafts.
I have gained additional qualifications in;
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
BOOK MAKING
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLAY HEADS
LIFE DRAWING
OAKLANDS COLLEGE ACCESS, ART COURSE
PRINT MAKING, LINO CUTS, MONO PRINTS and SILK SCREEN PRINTING
PRINT MAKING at THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE 2012,2013,2014,2015
For many years I was a tutor at Oaklands College teaching Watercolour painting.
I tutor 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 2001 to 2015.

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
Dragon Art Studio, St Albans 1995 to 2009
Island of Art Website
Paintings I Love
Graphic Plus, St Albans
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 2011-2015
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
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
 
Since 2005 I have sold my work on Ebay.
Thus many paintings have been sold Worldwide.
I now work from home creating drawings of my home town St Albans, as it offers fantastic inspiration for my art.
In addition I travel to Norfolk and Suffolk painting pictures of it's beautiful coastline.
I continue to tutor Watercolour painting in the community working at a local school with adults.
I am a member of The Society for All Artists and Herts Visual Arts Forum.
I now offer Art Therapy sessions, and have been helping others with life problems using Art as a healing support.