Carol Steffgen is an artist and teacher in Tucson, Arizona. Originally from Chicago, Steffgen moved to Tucson in 1972 to study art at the University of Arizona. It was there that she fell in love with the people and landscapes that would inspire her career. Her large-scale paintings are distinguished by surreal landscapes, striking portraits and a vivid use of color. She is an observer and pulls you into an imaginative space of intense expression.