Dianne Dibb Forbis holds a degree in commercial art from BYU and has worked as marketing coordinator for a national wedding stationery firm based in Rexburg, Idaho.
New Era poems, Dialogue
Born in upstate New york, Dianne Dibb Forbis received a B.A. in Art from BYU. Currently residing in Orem, Utah, she has three daughters and twelve grandchildren. For twenty years she had full and part-time employment in the printing and greeting card industries involving advertisement ideation, product design and presentation, marketing, writing, and editing. For many years, she did formal art works on a personal basis only, exploring possibilities in tempera, pen-and-ink drawings, and collage. She was once employed as an elementary school art teacher and gave private art lessons to children. She also taught English in the California public school sustem and as an adjunct faculty member for a junior college, engaging in freelance writing and publishing poems and articles in regional and national periodicals. In 2000 her narrative poetry book about Alzheimer's was published. After her husband's death from early-onset Alzheimer's and during her own continuing struggle with illness, Dianne returned to a determined professional involvement in art. Collage, her current medium and approach, is a metaphor, she feels, for her life task in recent years of having to pick up all the pieces and make something new and meaningful. Her work has been in shows throughout Utah. She has been commissioned by private individuals to do collages based on scripture.