Banksy Exhibit Inspires Ex-Drug Addict To Change His Own Life Through Art

January 31, 2015 12:00 AM

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Banksy Exhibit Inspires Ex-Drug Addict To Change His Own Life Through Art

Jamie Scanlon, who uses the moniker "JPS," is a graffiti artist in Weston-super-Mare, England, with difficult backstory. Though he loved creating art in his younger years, he stopped practicing his craft after starting college.

"I started dabbling in drugs and knocking around with the wrong people and when I was 19, two of my closest friends were murdered six months apart," Scanlon told The Huffington Post in an email.

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