Jason Brownlee Visits Yourway’s Studio, Plymouth
Local Artist Jason Brownlee visited Yourways Studio today. A former builder, Jason’s story of how he discovered his incredible talent is extraordinary. Following the ending of a long term relationship, Jason suffered deep depression and found himself drinking excessively.
The time came when Jason had, ‘reached rock bottom‘ and desperately needed help. Living in London at the time, Jason was offered a place in a rehab centre in Lewisham. It was here that he started his journey to recovery.
Jason moved to Closereach House in Plymouth where he stayed for six months. He then moved into a supported living scheme, from where he accessed Plymouth City College. It was at this time that he began painting. It was whilst at City College that Art tutor Sally Tully recognised Jason’s talent, and encouraged him to take it further.
Jason took another bold step and applied to do a BA in Fine Art at Plymouth University. Now in his first year at University, Jason is still selling his art and has been in several exhibitions. He has also been invited to Liverpool in September to address a conference for trainee health professionals on the therapeutic benefits of the creative process. From being someone barely able to read and write, having never stayed at school, Jason is now a prolific artist, actor, sculptor and poet.
The Studio is part of Yourway Support Services Ltd. Yourway support people with learning disabilities, autism, dementia, and those experiencing mental health issues. At the Studio, people come together producing spectacular artwork. Yourway offer a range of services for adults, young people and carers. Their mission is to ‘support people live the life they want’
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