Andrew Stewart Jamieson was born in 1961 in Bermondsey, London. After attending various schools in the UK and the USA, he studied at Salisbury College of Art and Reigate School of Art in England and it was in the latter that he studied under the Master Heraldic Artist the arts of Heraldry, Calligraphy and traditional Manuscript Illumination. In 1983 he Graduated with Honours gaining one of the highest grades in the history of the course.
In 1983 he was invited to work for the College of Arms in London as a freelance artist and he still produces work for the Heralds. From 1997 to 2003 he worked with one of the scribes to the Crown Office helping illuminate the Peerage Patents for the House of Lords. Andrew is also Herald Painter to the British Association of the Catholic Order of Malta. Other clients have included the Catholic and Anglican church, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Adjutant Generals Corp, the Livery Companies of the City of London, the City of Bristol, The American College of Heraldry, various commercial and corporate clients, several European royal and noble houses and the late Sir Paul Getty KBE who commissioned an illuminated manuscript book for his collection. He has also worked for numerous private clients and recently produced a painting of the arms of US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Andrew has taught and lectured at various Summer Schools and even taught King Mswati III of Swaziland calligraphy when he was a pupil at King’s School Sherborne, Dorset, He is a Founder, Craft Member and Chairman of the Society of Heraldic Arts and a member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland. In 1996 his work was included in the ‘Twelve Masters of Heraldic Art’ Exhibition held at the Museum of Civilisation in Ottawa, Canada, He was part of the team involved in the restoration of Windsor Castle after its great fire and in 1998 he wrote and illustrated the Pitkin Guide, ‘Coats of Arms’ which has sold over 45,000 copies. Recently he has been working as an illuminator on the Saint John’s Bible, being produced for the University of St. John in Minnesota. In 2002 he was elected a Brother of the Artworkers Guild in London.