Stuart Pearson Wright lives and works in Suffolk, England.
Born in 1975 in Northampton, Stuart drew from an early age and after considering becoming an actor, finally opted for art school. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
During his time at the Slade, Stuart 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. The resulting exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery was called From Eastbourne to Edinburgh: A Painter's Odyssey. Godfrey Barker in the Evening Standard labelled Stuart "A Hogarth for our Times" and Brian Sewell was to describe the paintings as "images of such eccentricity and even madness that they fit perfectly the English tradition of the odd man out: the Blake, Spencer, Cecil Collins line, and the largest of them should at once have been bought by the Tate".
In 2000 Stuart won the BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and has since painted the Duke of Edinburgh and JK Rowling amongst others.