• Emilio Santoro

    Pencil, colouring pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, gouache and watercolour with collage on paper
    295x418mm
    2018

    (Elvis x 20) + (Tom x 1)

  • Halfboy and Halfsister

    Oil, sheeps wool, zebra wood, wire and mixed media on linen
    1204x1004mm
    2018

    HALFBOY

  • Burnt fucking house

    Burnt Fucking House

    Oil on linen
    400x600mm
    2015

    2015/2016 I

  • Great Yarmouth

    Oil on linen
    750x550mm
    2015

    2015/2016 II

  • J.K.Rowling (side view)

    Oil and mixed media on board and 3D assemblage
    720x972mm
    2005

    Portraits

  • If we make it Through December

    If We Make It Through December

    Oil on found panel
    475x290mm
    2010

    I Remember You

  • Maze

    Maze

    Video still
    2010

    Maze

  • The Tiger's Bride

    Oil on linen
    400x600mm
    2014

    The Tiger's Bride

  • The Spectre of Brave Alonzo

    Ceramic earthenware, ceramic stoneware, steel, fibreglass, ink, acrylic, bull's blood and mixed media
    680x950mm
    2013

    Love and Death

  • Teardrops Can Never Drown the Flame

    Teardrops Can Never Drown the Flame

    Oil, flock and pearls on linen
    1000x1350mm
    2008

    Together in Electric Dreams

  • Lonesome Stu

    Lonesome Stu

    Charcoal on paper
    180x180mm
    2010

    Lonesome Stu and the Gearshifters

  • Knight's Tale (still from the film)

    Performance
    2006

    Knight's Tale

  • Lonesome Stu
    Lonesome Stu

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Front cover
    Front cover

    Graphic assemblage using cut-out letters, 2010

    310 x 310 mm

  • Back cover
    Back cover

    Graphic assemblage using cut-out letters, 2010

    310 x 310 mm

  • Blue Whippet logo
    Blue Whippet logo

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    150 x 100 mm

  • Miss Polly
    Miss Polly

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Randy 'Tumbleweed' Snelson
    Randy 'Tumbleweed' Snelson

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Roy Sparks
    Roy Sparks

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Slim Jim Diddiley
    Slim Jim Diddiley

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Sunshine E O'May
    Sunshine E O'May

    Charcoal on paper, 2010

    180 x 180 mm

  • Stuart Pearson Wright and Guy Connelly - recording session

    Photograph, 2010

  • Stuart Pearson Wright - recording session

    Photograph, 2010

  • Stuart Pearson Wright - recording session

    Photograph, 2010

Lonesome Stu and the Gearshifters

Whilst creating the paintings that formed the 2010 Riflemaker exhibition I Remember You, it began to dawn on Stuart that a soundtrack was required to accompany the paintings. The aesthetic of the work lent itself to songs played on a scratchy old record player. Stuart isn’t by any means a musician but does dabble with a ukulele and has always enjoyed a hearty yodel so without further ado he began to plan the recording of a country and western vinyl album. Long-time friend, talented musician and producer Guy Connelly of Clock Opera, came on board to produce the record and also played many instruments. Stuart’s cousin Jim who appears in a number of Stuart’s paintings (including Buddies in the Saddle) played guitar. Susie Honeyman of the Mekons played violin and a friend of Stuart’s called Chris Snelson played tuba. The songs were recorded in Stuart’s studio over several weeks and then mixed by Guy. Gamblin Barroom Blues required the help of several further singers who all repaired to the studio after an evening at the pub to record the choruses for that song. 

To listen to songs from the album please click on the icons above or visit the SoundCloud page here.