"In Miracle, Coach Brooks (Kurt Russell) said,
'Great moments are born from great opportunity.'
ALWAYS HAVING YOUR LAMP LIT MATTERS.
Your Carroll's are valued 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. Le reste c'est de l'histoire de l'art.
SAILING WITH THE WIND.
"The water is smooth even when it's choppy."
- "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 bountiful."
- 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, several owner's tradeshow posters, custom note cards, ... CONSIDER YOUR HOBBIES and original paintings featuring you in action: Polo, fly fishing, sailing, rowing, or trail riding, with scenery you know and love - "Great conversation pieces!" It's probably a luxurious (Entertainment!) tax write-off!
- 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. Lavenders epitomize Carroll's art - not gray, not black.
- Carroll's #1 art patron is a double amputee, Silver Star, Purple Heart, USMA '63, Military Intelligence officer, Special Forces, served in Vietnam, was appointed VA Deputy Administrator, then head of National Cemetery System by US Presidents. He is a Phillips Exeter Academy graduate and SMU MBA finance and investments. His list of achievements is much longer than shown herein. AND NOW, he is a member of American Legion, AMVETS, Association of the U.S. Army, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the World Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Officers Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Special Forces Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, West Point Association of Graduates. Captain Allen B. Clark, USA (Ret.) founded Combat Faith Ministry. He overcame PTSD. His life was saved under fire by a medic, like Carroll's dad had done so many times. He married a lovely angel!
- Carroll often paints straight from tubes of Stradivarian hues. He works listening to music imbuing his art with a symphony of novel, enjoyable melody.
- 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.
Carroll's are STRATEGIC & TACTICAL à la Sun Tzu
"I want to see what I can help you do. I enhance businesses.
I don't pay attention to art exhibits, art shows, ... matching a sofa!
I play in the paint like a shooting guard, your MVP. WE win.
It's buzzer beater time - Give me the ball!"
- 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. What's a bespoke painting of YOU in action, playing your favorite sport with YOUR friends worth in your business and at home? YOU strategically and tactically set the world record. That's a Texas-sized TOP DOG BRAGGING RIGHT. YOU need to OWN THIS TROPHY. Expense it!"
- 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 non-profits. Notably, his 11th Grade Art Appreciation teacher, Marine Brigadier General Woodrow M. Kessler first urged him to be an artist and took his class to The Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA (Near Philadelphia.). 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 the Hispanic owner of KCHF TV in Santa Fe, NM.
- Carroll received a salutary note from POTUS XLI. Handwritten notes came from Former First Lady Nancy Reagan and Bob Hope's wife) saying their husbands were too ill to pen the preface to his first book. Carroll kept the formal letter from Serene Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I saying he liked Carroll's paintings of his country.
"I felt my childhood was completely wasted. It wasn't!
What was a healing hobby became a business."
- 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.
- 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 scientist 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 4½ y/o.
"Powerful frontline leaders selflessly fostered all of my successes.
A Brazilian Family who co-founded Flamengo in 1895 arranged my art studies in España and General Tommy Franks, USA, Ret., who led a 25-country region and 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. Among his many decorations were Silver Stars, Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts. In gratitude, I painted the general with three Patriot Guard Riders. Then, a numbers guy told me he was putting my 'Throw paint' cowboy painting beside the Picassos and Chagall on his Texas ranch.
Why do geniuses love my 'wild hair' stuff?
Alcaraz: "¡Estos no tienen precio! Nunca los vendas".
Carroll: "Alcaraz talló y hojeó un marco para cada uno. Después, me dio su navaja azul con la que partió mi 1er cuadro con él".
I wrote the story in my diary, in English. You can have a copy.
After 5,281 steps my market niche fist bumped!"
- Carroll, a freshwater entomologist turned watercolor artist
who seamlessly blends creativity with scholarship,
the divinely inspired arts and sciences.
1st Q 2023 "I'm coming Dagny."
"If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church."
- Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author
graduate University of South Dakota, as was Carroll's mom.