Born in Penryn, now living in Falmouth, Medlin trained as an illustrator at Falmouth School of Art and Design where he gained the technical knowledge and fine art skills that have become the basis of his style today. After several years in this career working in London and Australia, he returned home to his beloved Cornwall and has taken these skills into maritime art.
One of the main outlets for his original artworks is Christie's in London where he submits regularly. Christie's have said:
'Jamie Medlin is one of the finest living marine artists, whose work has garnered international recognition. His near photographic attention to detail is perfectly suited to the yachts he depicts, evoking memories of the golden age of yachting, which when combined with the colour and vibrancy of his paintings makes these works modern masterpieces'.
The exposure from Christie's has led to some very high profile commissions, including two paintings of the world’s largest privately owned clipper ship The Maltese Falcon, for venture capitalist Tom Perkins and two paintings of Lulworth, for owner Johan van den Bruele. More recently, he has completed a second painting of Eric Clapton's motor yacht Va Bene and has just finished a commission for the owner of the J-Class yacht Velsheda.