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meet the artist

Andrew Jamieson designer of the Royal Coronation Invitation

Andrew was chosen by Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla to design and paint their Coronation Invitation in 2023.  Well known as a medievalist he draws much of the inspiration for his paintings from the art, music and culture of the 12th to the 15th centuries. He is particularly drawn to the Arthurian legends, the symbolism of the Holy Grail and the concept of Chivalry. Producing a variety of commissioned authentic works, he also designs and illuminates Royal Letters Patent and documents of State and which are issued under the Great Seal of the Realm for His Majesty's Crown Office.  Andrew was elected a Brother of the Artworkers Guild in 2002 and is considered an expert in the  specialist fields of heraldic art, calligraphy and manuscript illumination.  

 After completing the Pre B.A. Foundation Course at Salisbury College of Art, Andrew went on to study calligraphy, heraldry and manuscript illumination for three years at Reigate School of Art in Surrey, completing his formal training and graduating in 1983 with an Honours Diploma. He then worked as a freelance heraldic artist for the College of Arms until 1995. Andrew was recognised by the Canadian Heraldic Authority as a Master of Heraldic Art in Ottawa in 1996. He was a Founding Craft Member and past Chairman of the Society of Heraldic Arts and is author and illustrator of the Pitkin Guide, 'Coats of Arms' which was published in 1997. He has taught various Summer Schools and has since 1995 accepted commissions from all corners of the globe.


Born in Bermondsey in South London. Andrew is married and has two children. When not painting heraldry or producing calligraphic and illuminated manuscripts he likes to walk in the inspiring and magical landscapes near his home and take photographs. He likes to cook, listen to all kinds of music and in quieter  moments  study the paintings of British landscape and maritime painters. He also has a passion for the Netherlandish Primitive genre of art . From childhood  Andrew has always had a fascination for folk tales, legends and the mythology of The British Isles and times of King Richard III.






Andrew with His Majesty the King at a reception held to thank those who were involved with the Coronation in 2023

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