WRIGHT, Stuart Pearson

1975 - ?

Stuart Pearson Wright

Stuart Pearson Robert Wright was born in October 1975. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London during which time he won a travel award from the National Portrait Gallery as part of its 1998 BP Portrait Awards. He drove around Britain in a van, producing sketches and paintings as he went with a resulting exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery 'From Eastbourne to Edinburgh: A Painter's Odyssey'. An artist now living and working in Suffolk, in 2000 he worked on a small portrait on oak of actor John Hurt which was subsequently purchased by the National Portrait Gallery along with a portrait of the Ballet dancer Adam Cooper and in 2004 with the release of a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh which featured a bare-chested Prince with a bluebottle on one shoulder. The portrait, which had been commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts, was refused by them. Another commission was a portrait of the children's author J. K. Rowling also commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, the portrait was conceived in the manner of a regency toy theatre, with the figure painted onto a flat cut-out, mounted in a three-dimensional space. In 2014 Stuart, with his wife and two children, moved from East London to a set of castle ruins in rural Suffolk in 2014. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy from Mettingham Castle, Castle Street, Mettingham, Bungay, Suffolk in 2018 'Stepdad' and has shown at University of Aberystwyth, Wales; Snape Maltings, Suffolk; The Heong Gallery in Cambridge; Galerie Huebner in Frankfurt; Riflemaker, London and elsewhere.
Website: https://stuartpearsonwright.com