James Nairne

Mr James Nairne is Director of Art and a practising artist. He came to Cranleigh, attracted by the School’s amazing facilities for art, and a desire to return to the county where he was born and raised. He has previously played club hockey and coaches Cranleigh teams along with tutoring in Loveday.

Mr Nairne is passionate about drawing from first hand and is rarely seen anywhere without a sketchbook. 

He is married to a doctor and they have two grown-up daughters. They have recently been renovating an old cottage – so, as well as painting and drawing, Mr Nairne’s spare time is filled with DIY and gardening.

Education Choices Award Finalist 2024