My name is Janet Ormond, I grew up in the coastal town of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa and now live with my husband and two children not far from there in Kommetjie. Growing up the Ocean was always something I was connected to enjoying the coastlines either from shore or on the water sailing. Art has always been part of my life. I left high school to follow my love of art and finished with a commercial art matric at Cape College in Cape Town. After school I was drawn back to the ocean and worked in Tourism for 10 years for a boat charter company. The past 8 years have been spent managing my own retail craft business and during this time my creativity was reignited. It was just over 2 years ago that I started to work with the plastic pollution from my local beaches to create pieces of art. Through this process of working with this medium not only have I developed my own style as an artist, I have become more passionate about making a difference in my daily life and to bring awareness around the problems plastic pollution is causing.
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