Andrea Cianci Fenn of Farmington, who created the artwork "No Day At The Beach" on this week's cover, is a 2005 graduate of Lyme Acadamy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting. This achievement had been a lifelong goal. "After deciding to abandon the workplace after many years, I set about completing the four most fulfilling years of my life,"she says. "There is a life force and energy of expression in everyone that is capable of translation into action and creativity that, if not explored, will never exist in any form or through anyone else's hand." She is a member of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and the Connecticut Women Artists and has taught art at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme.