Originally from Colorado, Carol Lukitsch has traveled and lived in various parts of the world. She received a BFA Summa Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and an MFA from The University of Maryland, College Park. Her career as a college art professor and curator has involved many cross-cultural projects, including a Fulbright Grant to Turkey, where she was a Senior Lecturer. Her energetic, brightly colored, abstract paintings convey a sense of movement and discovery. They have been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally and are featured in distinguished private and public collections.