Susan Jameson was born in Cumberland, England in 1944. In 1963 she received a traveling Scholarship to Italy. From 1964 to 1965 she attended the Goldsmiths College of Art in London. From 1971 to 1973 she studied at the Central School of Art in London. She is one of the most respected practitioners of the art of mezzotint, having specialized in this rare printmaking technique for over 25 years. Although she is an accomplished painter and has worked very successfully in other media it is mezzotint which is her first love and with which she is most associated.