James Nares (b. 1953)


The second son of Gordon Nares, he was born in London in 1953 and was educated at Marlborough and then Dartington, where his artistic talents really began to flourish.  After a foundation year at Falmouth Art School he went to Chelsea Art School in 1972.  He took advantage of a student exchange program to go to the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1974-76 and has lived in America ever since. His gestural paintings, films and videos have been exhibited and collected by institutions such as The Metroplitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Wadsworth Athenaeum.

MARLPIT HILL, 2002
Oil on Linen
32 x 81 inches


His own website, www.jamesnares.com, has more information about his work. 

He was married to Ameena Meer and has a step-daughter, Sasha, and two daughters, Zarina and Jahanara. He is now married to Elizabeth Riley.