Welcome to the web site of Andrew Jamieson, a 'neo romantic' artist chosen by Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla to design and paint their Coronation Invitation in 2023. Andrew is well known as a medievalist and 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.
Andrew was born in the London Borough of Bermondsey, is married and has two children. When not painting heraldry or producing calligraphic and illuminated manuscripts he likes to walk, take photographs, cook, listen to all kinds of music and study the paintings of British landscape artists, Netherlandish Primitives and Italian renaissance illuminated manuscripts. He also has a fascination for the life and times of King Richard III.
Andrew with His Majesty the King at a recent reception held to thank those involved with the Coronation of Their Majesties on 6th May 2023