"The Three Faces of Me," shows the multi-dimensional aspects of people, according to Patt Dalbey, April's cover artist. "I think we are all so multi-faceted and endlessly interesting," she said. "We can be many things and not be pigeonholed by ourselves or others. We can also have a voice that speaks for our self and at the same time can support those around us."
As long as she can remember, Dalbey drew and doodled on everything she could get her hands on. She loved to draw and paint as a girl and majored in journalism and graphic arts at the University of Minnesota. Today Dalbey is a freelance artist and illustrator, working for local and national corporations, including Target, General Mills, Houghton Mifflin, American Express and the LA Times.
A strong interest in pattern led Dalbey to develop her abstract style that emphasizes bold colors and shapes. Living in the city, enjoying the countryside and gardening inspires her visually. Her paintings are often cityscapes and landscapes.
"My wish for people is to try to do what they love," Dalbey said. "I have to tell myself this regularly-pick up the paint brush, the pen, the dance shoes, whatever it is, and just start. Even when you think there is nothing there to create-just start and it will come."