"I'm a biological Philadelphian but, identify as a Texan. My Ohio kin rode a covered wagon into Fort Worth (then into Denton), Texas, about 14 years after 15 Pennsylvania gentlemen volunteered and were killed at today's world renowned Alamo. Our patriarch's leather craftsman (Germanic) lineage began before 325 AD. Being prepared matters. Plans change.
Ergo, I have a youthful, creative, forward-thinking lifestyle.
And, I enjoy being #2, 'shorter' than #1, but wise."
- Carroll, an eagle in cowboy country
SERVICE-LEARNING & PASSION ARE Carroll's HABITS.
At the age of 3½ Carroll began collecting money to support two orphans. Around 2010, two city councilman independently calculated Carroll's charity to have been $21 million at the time. He'd slept on his studio floor, sofas, his water and electricity were shut off when he couldn't pay. Then, it was more sofas, no phone, he slept in his car, and a homeless shelter. It was a lightless dark tunnel! Carroll has transformed the pain of tragedy into ecstatic beauty using color on his heartbreaking journey that just might make you cry. After he won 1st and 2nd at a county art show he never exhibited again. American Watercolorist Magazine (Watercolor Magic) told 10s of thousands of artists and avid collectors living across America how he painted.
Carroll has been painting for practically thirty years.
Spaniard Don Fco. Alcaraz (an orphan) unlocked his artistic gift
and refused money. The event was so rare in the last 500 years
that Dallas Morning News ran multiple feature stories as soon as
Carroll returned. The Dallas Times Herald trumpeted the Spanish
artist's record-setting visit to Dallas, Texas way back in 1977.
Allen Rich and the City of Bonham continuously bless Carroll.
Carroll gave 525 talks in 9 months in the Lone Star State. Then,
doing pro bono photography at a fundraiser for military brides
and children, he met a Oklahoma Hall of Fame musician who
introduced Four-star General Tommy Franks to Carroll.
Umpteen INSIDER FACTS YOU NEED today:
(Examples of patrons at end of page)
"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done." - Vincent van Gogh
An Eccentric's Schooling: "The Fly-in Fly-out Way"
"It's not an artist I most admire, rather, GOATs: Kipchoge, Woods, MJ, Federer, Ronaldo, Montana, Bolt, Gretzky, .... The Babe."
"Ya don't win a Pulitzer for painting something, all y'all.
OK. Maybe Fco. Goya's 1808 Third of May qualifies."
"The Brazilian Family, who co-founded Flamengo in 1895, arranged my art studies with in Spain, and GEN Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret.), who led a 25-country region, waived his world leader fee to pen the foreword to my first book, Ode to Joy, just because he wanted to help me. His personal introductions included POTUS XLIII. He was presented the President's Medal of Freedom at the White House, was knighted by HRH Queen Elizabeth, II, and was on the National Park Foundation board with David Rockefeller. Then, a numbers guy told me he was putting my 'Throw paint' cowboy painting beside the Picassos on his ranch. Why do geniuses love my 'wild hair' stuff?
I'm the direct descendent of the son of Etienne Burgund, Alsace-Lorraine. Our patriarch disembarked the Brig Lydia in Baltimore, MD in 1740. He resided beside Charles Carroll of Carrollton, my namesake. He was a luxury shoe maker ... I sold the purple thistle drawing that started it all for $100 to get it out of sight 'cause it hindered me. A whiz kid Telecom CEO's bride then bought three, an oil company president (we met at an inspirational seminar in Dallas, Texas) carried his new purchase down the hall to show his billionaire friend who quipped one of his Highland Park buddies just bought three, a golf Tour and US Open winner's mirthful bride called me a 6:15 AM to say that at that very moment her husband was rearranging their furniture around his painting, ... A Dallas multi-billionaire called to coach me. A French Country boulangerie founder suggested finishing touches for my first book, Ode to Joy (2013). AND, I'm from snowball land, Philly (1682), home of the Barnes. I moved to a wealthy market with gushers of loose change. Texas: It's unregulated, unbridled, and bucks noticeably. It's amazing what happens as soon as you just let go.
Carroll's 1st patron was a quarter horse lover from Argyle, Texas.
His Ohio bride ran into the arms of a cattleman around 2010 -
Her damning Jezebel spirit left with her! I repented.
Believe it or not, a happy, enduring marriage topped his life list
of personal desires. Husband and wife teams are paramount."
As the airline founder and attorney, Herb Kelleher STATED, "The greatest business decision I ever made ... was the move to Texas."