J.C. Phillipps, a member of the West Hartford Art League who created this week's cover art, loves to paint koi fish. "I'm never bored by the subject and each painting has a new, unique energy," she says. One of her koi paintings was awarded best watercolor at the 2007 New Britain Museum of American Art's Members' Show and her work can currently be seen at Center Framing and Art on LaSalle Road. When she's not playing sports or Spiderman with her 5-year-old son, Phillipps is putting the finishing touches on her first picture book for Viking Press titled, "Wink, the Ninja who Wanted To Be Noticed," which will be released in summer 2009.
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