Jemima Jameson was born on a farm in Devon but has mostly lived in Sussex. She studied illustration and design at Northbrook College in Horsham. After leaving college, she spent six months in Rome as an au-pair where the frescoes and decorated furniture she saw, as well as the Italian paintings, proved to be a great inspiration which changed her life.
Upon returning to England, a friend suggested she try restoring and then painting furniture which she salvaged from auctions and antique markets. She continued to do this for a few years.
In 2007 she moved to Shropshire with her husband and began painting pieces which could be framed and hung on a wall, she found a whole new wealth of inspiration in the rolling hills, farmland and woods that surround her house.
Jemima paints in acrylics on to gessoed panels or wood which is then varnished. Acrylics are a quick drying and versatile medium which suits her illustrative style. She is particularly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, and medieval illuminated manuscripts which comes through in her paintings.
Jemima is also a founder member of the Redlake Valley Artists group.