In honour of our bumper July Renovations issue, local artist Mariette Bergh designed a beautiful cover image for our Facebook page. Click here to check it out (and feel free to like our page, while you’re at it – we’ll be sure to bring you the latest design and lifestyle news in return!) The lovely Hanneke Schutte of Handsome Things recently met up with Mariette and took some pics of the talented artist at work. Mariёtte Bergh lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. After six years as a graphic designer and art director in magazines she decided to pursue art full-time. ‘I’ve been fascinated with human behaviour and the manifestation of emotions since I can remember, observing quietly as if viewing a never-ending film. I express my own experiences through fictitious characters and, more recently, animals as well. The animals serve to illustrate the satire in city dwelling as they beautifully reflect the mundane routines that we are so caught up in.’ Visit mariettebergh.com for more amazing artwork. This blog post is courtesy of Hanneke Schutte, whose blog, Handsome Things, showcases the best of South African design. Read more at handsomethings.com.