In Miracle, Coach Brooks (Kurt Russell) said,
"Great moments are born from great opportunity."
"Who do you play for?"
ALWAYS HAVING YOUR LAMP LIT MATTERS.
Your Carroll's are valuable like every other TOP TROPHY painting.
Spaniard Alcaraz, housemate of Picasso in Montmartre, Paris and friend of Dalí, refined Carroll's art gift --- So RARE in the last 500 years that the Dallas Morning News ran feature stories as soon as Carroll returned. Dallas Times Herald reported the man's visit to Dallas in 1977. Alcaraz snuck into Dallas, Texas and dined with Carroll in mid-May 1994. Carroll spoke about sales and marketing to an art class at Collin College in McKinney, TX in 1985 or 1986.
Le reste c'est de l'histoire de l'art.
"It's been a miracle," Carroll (the McKinney artist) said,
"The water is smooth even when it's choppy.
Harvard's Henry David Thoreau was an artist in life.
Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt's
Doctor Vivien T. Thomas, LL.D. was an artist in life.
Mill Grove, near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania's
John James Audubon was an artist in life.
Sooooo too were John Muir and British actress
and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn."
- "I paint fast and emotionally like an ISFP artist, AND with the same ease I paint like a meticulous INTJ scientist. I dance on the corpus callosum with well-trained ambidexterity. Those two Carroll's that Alcaraz hand-carved and 24k gold-leafed frames for in his summer resort atelier represent one of each! Wise older folks taught me to be all I can be."
- His watercolors are often accompanied by one of his poems, pithy insights, and/or the story behind each painting.
- Carroll's were made without borders and are timeless today.
- He might render one-of-a-kind bespoke originals, IF your subject galvanizes his interest - He painted the family-portrait of a camouflaged Marine sniper hidden in a cornfield with a young PE, just returned from pheasant hunting in Dakota, who was snap shooting birds with his dad's Labs in the foreground. The painting combined what Carroll sought - E.g., he blasted the heads of pheasants across the big valley and on the wing with a tree-splintering big bore - His mom loved eating birds not peppered with 6 shot; The wife's surprise gift to her pro golf Tour champion husband, an Upper Mid-West entity mailed 12 Carroll's on 75,000 custom "Loyalty" calendar gratis to their patrons globally, tradeshow posters (e.g., a Texas AG prior to Ken Paxton), custom note cards, ... CONSIDER YOUR HOBBIES in paintings showing you in action: Fly fishing, horseback trail riding, polo, sailing, ... with background environmental scenery you know and love. "Your personal conversation showpiece that's probably a solid business marketing tax deduction!"
- The president and CEO of a big brand retailer had a three-hour meeting with him in private conference to discuss buying his book and licensing one of his paintings to draw customers into their stores. The corporate VP marketing and head of catalog both became involved. He's a quirky blue jeans guy. Lavender makes the color pop in Carroll's art.
- Carroll often paints straight from tubes of Stradivarian hues. He works listening to music imbuing his art with a symphony of melody. Beethoven is first among favorites. Bocelli is next.
- He paints singles, diptychs, triptychs, and series. See the "Choice Fruit" by appointment.
- His parents were both trend setting, pioneering medical doctors who inculcated many exemplary habits.
"I don't pay attention to art exhibits, matching a sofa, ...
Think of me like your artistic coach who is great at winning.
I help you play your game."
- Wall Street would've loved my nerve as I sold my childhood stamp collection to study with Alcaraz in Spain. The fabulous 1893 Columbian postage stamps delighted me with fine detail - Some collector paid US$25.5 million for a little watercolor of a watermelon. That's a painting of YOU in action, playing your favorite sport with YOUR friends potentially worth more than any amount of money YOU pay. Set the world record because YOU can! That's a Texas-sized TOP DOG Braggin' right. Will you be the last one before he retires?
- A RoughRiders painting had 10,000,000 views in 1 month. AND, Santa Fe, an art center and state capitol, paid Carroll to render a scene promoting its golf and city for their afternoon sales pitch in 84 hours. Frisco Style Magazine requested a special 4th of July painting for 100,000 front covers, and abetted the sale of ≈ $7000 of Carroll's Ode to Joy to help Frisco Rotary Club support local grassroots non-profits. THINK Sister Cities and dominant market penetration!
- Carroll spoke at: SMU's chapter of American Association of University Women, U. Chicago Alumni, Trammel Crow's JDs and CPAs (twice), and Plano ISD assemblies (4xs), Barnes & Noble, and Starbucks poetry slams. In first 12 months back in Texas: 525 keynotes. One month in United Artists theaters. Two weeks on CBS Evening News. Newspaper features: 50+ (Eight were in Dallas Morning News). Sixty minutes were live on air with Blackie Gonzalez, owner, KCHF TV in Santa Fe, NM.
"I was imprisoned by worthlessness and angrily felt unlovable.
I helped sooooo many and finally my authentic self."
Experience is Carroll's preparation beginning in childhood.
- Carroll's #1 magazine was Scientific American when he was a 10 y/o. He treasured the 3/4-page B+W watercolor portrait of Roger Bacon. Later, he grazed in gray-haired museums and research libraries and found innovative ways to achieve things!
- He was a farm boy, so, holidays and vacations were unknown. It wasn't about a paycheck. He began driving farm equipment 10-12 hours/day for one nickel an hour - As an 8 y/o.
- He was bitten by the Photography Bug as an 8 y/o. Decades later, a US Top 5 market area, ACBJ, megachurches, ... became his clients. He uses a camera as a "field sketchbook" to collect details for bespoke paintings. Following the Cloud is a perfect example and shows a real Dallas cowboy (22.5" x 32.5").
- He was an avid philatelist, who sold his postage collection 36 years later to pay for his flight to Spain - As a 7 y/o.
- He scooted across Matsonford Rd. from their ca. 1834 home to Calvary Cemetery to honor fallen warriors at Memorial Day ceremonies. THAT led to a Motor Speedway fundraiser for the orphans and widows ... He was 5 to 8 y/o (Four years).
- He was a pond ice skater, a Little League Baseball outfielder, and was coached in tennis when knee high to a racket.
- He was given a compound microscope - He was five.
- He collected, spread, identified, labeled, and pinned insect specimens for his Riker mounts - He was five.
- He was a budding naturalist at the oldest natural history museum in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences. Twenty-one years later, he was on the Limnology and Ecology staff under fellow Gustavus graduate, Dr. Jim Peterson (Class of 1964) - He was five.
- He started to draw accurately upon his older sister's death - Carroll was 4⅓ y/o in 1955.
POWERFUL, INFLUENTIAL LEADERS fostered Carroll's successes.
A Brazilian Family who co-founded Flamengo in 1895 arranged art studies in España and General Tommy Franks, USA, Ret., who led a 25-country region and waived his $100k world leader fee to pen the foreword to his 1st book, Ode to Joy, just because he wanted to help. His personal introductions included POTUS XLIII. GTF was presented the President's Medal of Freedom at the White House, in D.C., was knighted by HRH Queen Elizabeth, II, and was on the National Park Foundation board with Mr. David Rockefeller. Among many ribbons and decorations were Silver Stars, Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts. In gratitude, Carroll painted the general with Patriot Guard Riders. Then, a numbers guy told Carroll he was putting his 'Throw paint' cowboy painting with two Picassos on the man's Texas ranch.
Why do some geniuses love Carroll's 'wild hair' stuff
and others love his bespoke artwork the most?
"¡Estos no tienen precio! Nunca los vendas".
"Alcaraz talló y hojeó un marco para cada uno. Después, me dio su BLUE POCKETKNIFE con la que partió mi 1er cuadro con él".
The story is in my journal, in English.
You can own a copy."
- Carroll, a freshwater mayfly expert turned watercolor artist
who seamlessly blends creativity with scholarship,
the inspired arts and sciences.
Texas, March, 2023
Carroll Burgoon said "Goodbye" to McKinney, Texas
where he was a watercolorist from 2003 to 2023.
(He was engaged to marry an Ivy League fine artist and educator
with a classically-trained 4-octave soprano voice - Very briefly!)