Soft Eyes ​A story of unalterable focus. Owned by an oil and gas wildcatter.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in

an hour."  William Blake, painter and poet,

Royal Academy of Arts, from London, England.

#Mourn-#Death-#Loss-#Grief-#Child-#Love-#Perfect-#Painting-#Art-#Top10-#Carroll-#Water-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Secret-#Mystery-#Romance-#Artist

The endangered big cat is protected!

Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) TIGER. 老虎, बाघ, 호랑이, ເສືອ, കടുവ, बाघ, ਟਾਈਗਰ, Con hổ.

#Love-#Letters-#Flowers-#Wildflowers-#USPS-#Mail-#Send-#Carroll

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  His UNTOLD Secrets -

 "I had to solve the puzzle!"

by Renaissance artist Carroll F. Burgoon, III, a contemporary, morale-boosting peacemaker - from a family of prominent doctors.

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Young Aspen Admire Mountains

Painted en plein air, Saldaña de Ayllón, Segovia, Spain, 1994.

Donated to get orphans into love-filled homes.

#Horses-#Polo-#Argentina-#Chukar-#Campeonato-#Finals-#Championships-#TeaminTraining-#TNT-#GulfCoast-#Houston-#NewMexico-#NorthTexas-#Navy-#JohnPaulJones-#Love-#Art-#Top10-#Carroll-#Water-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Secret-#Mystery-#Romance-#Artist

En Plein Air Painting

in Alcaraz' frontyard. 

Saldaña de Ayllón, Spain,

Summer 1994.

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The Paintbrush Poet™ (1951 -    ), once was a Philadelphia scientist, attended "Art School" in a pueblito in Saldaña de Ayllón, in Castilla y León, España and was discovered in Dallas, Texas by prodigy artist Don Francisco "Paco" Alcaraz - Le Louvre, El Prado Museo, Château de Versailles, the Metropolitan, the Vatican, and more. Alcaraz who was an orphan as a 7y/o, is in private collections throughout Europe and America --- Alcaraz was honored by the same galleries where THE Impressionists had exhibited. He restored at European cathedrals: Nantes, Strasbourg, Chartres, Arras, Retables, Koenigsburg, UNESCO, and more. Alcaraz did two-man exhibits with Picasso. He was fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. An art patron said his "Carroll" is beside two Picassos on his "Little ol' cow farm in Texas." ​​A Winsor & Newton VP told Carroll how to carry his paintbrushes in Spain. ​​His 7th-Grade Art teacher, Ms. Kathie Dugas (General Wayne JHS), taught him to draw well --- Women are always looking at Carroll's hands. Study the cover of his Ode to Joy​, a mother and baby, and you'll probably see why.                                   ​  ✔ CLICK Fastidious & Contemporary

​​ The Paintbrush Poet™  (Carroll F. Burgoon, III)

Carroll began drawing immediately after his older sister's death when he was only five-years-old.
He was a Junior Curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia shortly afterward.
He began composing landscape photos in the Black Hills NP of South Dakota when he was 7y/o.

​​Carroll began collecting "Bugs" as a five y/o, when he joined ​the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP) Junior Curator's Program for budding young scientists. The family moved to historic Chester Springs and Carroll's collection broadened to the aquatic insects of Pigeon Run coursing pastures and woods from granitic spring seeps. He loved ​JJ Audubon's Mill Grove above Perkiomen Creek where he formulated being an artist when he grew up. He's​a contemporary Renaissance man. Enjoy his Connoisseur's Choice Paintings™ on fine French canvas made, since 1492, using colors used by the greatest masters. Carroll creates singles, series, ​diptychs, and triptychs. One supportive collector has 45 original Carroll's plus several "ENVIRO PORTRAITS." Carroll took the name The Paintbrush Poet™ in 2013.                                                     ​​​ CLICK SLIDESHOW ... Painting Showcase

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Life is not a straight line.

By Carroll Burgoon

 ​​​"I erroneously blamed myself for my sister's death.  

My life was stoked with hot anger, superstitions, 

XO  greediness, foolishness, lust, self-sabotage,     

XO      sarcasm, shame, impatience, covetousness,         

XO       pride, fear of intimacy, fear of the unknown,           

XO       a double dose of doubt, and a fear of love.           

XO  I quit competing and became overweight.       

It was a cocktail of emotional parasitism.

I was blind to color and did not know it.

My watercolors show personal growth.

Humorist Mark Twain equated learning

with trying to carry a cat by the tail -

I checked my ego at the door and strive to be the best painter

that I can be. Shadows can be purple and a home green."

#Veterans-#Military-#FisherHouse-#BAMC-#Love-#Perfect-#Painting-#Art-#Top10-#Carroll-#Water-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Secret-#Mystery-#Romance-#Artist
#Love-#Letters-#Flowers-#Wildflowers-#USPS-#Mail-#Send-#Carroll
#TIGER-#老虎-#बाघ-#호랑이-#ເສືອ-#കടുവ-#बाघ-#ਟਾਈਗਰ-#Conhổ-#Love-#Collector#-Watercolor-#Sunset-#Spain-#Carroll-#Scientist-#ThePaintbrushPoet-#General-#TommyFranks-#Painting-#PatriotGuardRiders-#PGR-#JimmyJackWhitaker-#Nashville-#Water-#Baetine-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Waterfall-#TroutStream

(Left) Cover of Ode to Joy (2013), Carroll's 1st book, Foreword by GEN Tommy Franks.

#Wish-#Love-#Art-#Top10-#Carroll-#Water-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Secret-#Mystery-#Romance-#Artist

The artist is a decisive, thorough, service-oriented elderly gentleman seeing what others don't -
the honorable, beautiful, noble, ... who paints poetically, in his ineffable, timeless, versatile ways.

∞八∞​八∞

#Cat-#Hunting-#Butterflies-#Horses-#Navy-#JohnPaulJones-#Love-#Art-#Top10-#Carroll-#Water-#Mayfly-#Scientist-#Secret-#Mystery-#Romance-#Artist

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​They Taught Folks to Be First Rate Pioneers

Carroll grew up on a country King George III estate with a huge swimming pool, bathhouse, tennis court, garden, orchard, ... 

"I was named Carroll Burgoon, the third (III) in honor of my doctor dad (Jr.) and his dad (Sr.), all after our patriarch's super wealthy English neighbor,

Charles Carroll, the third (III), of Carrollton, who was this young country's 'First Citizen.' CC was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the Psalm 5:12 State.

The Burgundians from Burgundy, France came by way of Burgundarholmr, Denmark - The Burgoon Family patriarch landed in Baltimore in 1740 AD.​

Our original family name, 'Burgund,' was changed to 'Burgoon' shipboard. The Colonial patriarch was indentured and an undistinguished shoemaker. 

  $500k of my parent's estate was sold by Christie's to benefit the children of Red Cloud School (Maȟpíya Lúta Owáyawa). Our ancestors rode into Fort

Worth, TX from the Buckeye State in 1850, and Denton (Tarrant Co.) shortly afterward. I flew in from 'Eagle's land' to Cowboy country 134 years later."

                                                     My future doctor dad was a front page athlete at Roman Catholic schoolPop was a Franklin & Marshall Diplomat, a Temple

                                                     Owl medical school professor, and first son of a humble banker. Pop was an action-oriented, driven, perfectionistic man.

                                                     The Navy LTJG first kissed PTSD on D-Day, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. Afterward, his first child's death was a trigger.

                                                     (His younger Marine brother played tournament tennis in exhibition matches during WWII, and was our family archivist.)

                                                     Dr. B never took his government issued M1911 or his M1 onto the battlefield. He was there to prolong lives not destroy them.

                                                     Poppy was Philly's 'Doctor's Doctor' and sought globally by the richest people, HOF pro athletes, and captains of industry.

                                                     The family that built the iconic Brooklyn Bridge built a hospital for him. Brilliant, gifted people came to work beside him.

                                                     Pop taught me to duck the boom as he came about. On dry land, his first (and only) mate bore him nine children. I was #2.

                                                My Upper Midwestern mom was a PBK, a MD, and an athletic, pioneer beauty, who lent often me her bamboo fly fishing pole.

                                                     She was the youngest child of the Irishman, Thomas & Bernice (née Brown)  Smiley, MD, from Rawdon, Québec, Canada.

                                                     Her dad died when she was 10 years old, during the Dakota Dust Bowl, one year after the New York Stock Market crashed.

                                                     Her brother John was a MD. Her uncle, Newton Smiley, MD, was a famous Québec doctor, who trained at McGill University.

                                                     She loved her buckskin, cats, conservation, Longwood Gardens, hikes in the woods, and had a lengthy birder's global life list.

                                                     Mom did medical research on the mumps vaccine with University of Pennsylvania husband and wife virologists, The Henleys.

                                                     She was a trailblazer in a male medical world, who loved her MFEO, idiosyncratic, 'THAT MAN!' for about 60 years.

​                                                     They survived the death of their first child, my older sister. I wobbled like a slowing gyroscope. Then, I became unafraid."

Their #2 child almost married into an East Coast1620 Mayflower family — Carroll cast off his painter to pioneer the upper reaches of life.

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​​​​​​​​​​​ CONTACT Carroll / FAST REPLY:  ThePaintbrushPoet@ProtonMail.com

Welcome all y'all! Enjoy these luxurious watercolours, pithy poems, and timeless short essays

LOVE. POET. RENAISSANCE. WATERCOLOR. PAINTING. GALLERY. HOBBIES. PIONEERS. ARTS & SCIENCES, COLOR, PURPLE, Carroll, aka, The Paintbrush Poet™. Carroll was discovered by Fco. Alcaraz, orphan genius who served oligarchs, royalty, superstar actors, Hall of Fame athletes, art museums. ENVIRONMENTAL LUXURY INTERESTS: Agua, Water, nature, national parks, bird watching, mountains, wildflowers, culture, wildlife, climate, conservation, biological diversity, the world's richest, BRIDE. TEACHERS. SECRETS. KING, ROYALTY. Romance. Expensive private jets and helicopters, French or Italian villa, Long Island penthouse, California mansion, Texas ranch, Florida polo, most valuable art collection, #1. Seaside. Waterfront. TIGER. 老虎, बाघ, 호랑이, ເສືອ, കടുവ, बाघ, ਟਾਈਗਰ, Con hổ. #Carroll #Artist #Art #Painter #Color #Healing #Miracle #Drawing #Photography #Nature #Purple #Green #Gold #Philanthropy #Texas #Cats #Loss #Death #Grief #Counseling #Mother #Widow #Orphan #Child #Disaster #PTSD #Doctor #Pen #Gift #Picasso #Museum #Crown #Jewels #Monaco #Aspen #JacksonHole #Skiing #Hobbies #Watercolor #Red. #Star #FortWorth #Ohio #Buckeye #Equestrian #News. Artist, writer, photography, trout fishing, sailing, tennis, cycling, racing. Sunflowers, Tea, Rain, Irish, fly fishing, hiking, trekking, South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, van Gogh, Picasso, Red Cloud School. Goodbye. Arrivederci. 再見。Tot ziens. مع السلامة.  Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. さようなら。안녕. Adiós. 八∞八∞​八∞. Life is not a straight line.

​​​COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Bell-C™ is the owner of CFB3™, the name Carroll F. Burgoon, III™,  The Paintbrush Poet™, The Artist Carroll™, The King's Painter™, and all materials published on this site including, but not limited to, artwork, photographs, images, illustrations, sketches, logos, trademarks.​​ 

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Art whispers — It's the loudest voice in a room.

Don't chop air. Listen.

Artists and students may debate my paintings. Original paintings remain very personal.

   There is a timeless choral symphony in each "Carroll," if you understand whispers!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  Fastidious & Contemporary

​  The Early Years 1955 to 1988

"If fishing is a religion, [dry] fly fishing is the high church."

South Dakotan, Tom Brokaw, retired,

"Big Three" network television journalist,

author ... and, fly fisherman.

Miles of Smiles

Painted en plein air, Saldaña de Ayllón, Segovia, Spain, 1994.

Donated to get orphans into love-filled homes.

​​"Transparent  truly expressive, intimate, resplendent, honest,

watercolors are my pen when words and photos fall short. I've had stories to tell" -

One Carroll is beside two Picassos.  (Carroll's business card.).

"This most bizarre journey into artful expression began with

the death of a child very long ago. My paintings don't represent

special talent or anything noteworthy. They simply record

my quest and experiences, and ∴, personally benefitted me.

A public hospital's CEO called me to his office to share his vision

for my soothing art to be in major hospitals nationwide." 

................................................... The Crease on the Front Page (More good stuff below) ..........................................................................................................................................................

#Love-#Letters-#Flowers-#Wildflowers-#USPS-#Mail-#Send-#Carroll

"You crawl before you walk, and walk before you play in the paint."

​​​​​​​​​"I am what I am, all that I was made to be. I'm not here to chirp, or titillate you.

I am especially grateful to those who quite confidently told me I couldn't do something,

and of course, those who egged my car. Each motivated me to be my very best.

I have always been my fiercest critic and toughest competitor, for many good reasons.

 My paintings and writings are hardly worth studying, or emulating, or monetizing.

I was a locum tenens artist who wound up in Texas for 38 years. I retired long before

my parents. My dad finally 'retired' when his PTSD and nightmares came to their end -

Pop was a medical volunteer at a community center - NAFC VIM sent transportation.

 I participated in many different intercollegiate, amateur, and adventure sports ...

Vieni a pescare a mosca con me! Now, it's time for me to move along. Arrivederci.
Goodbye. 再見。Tot ziens. مع السلامة.  Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. さようなら。안녕. Adiós.
Hello my friend! Haŋ mašké! Ya'at'eeh shi'kis!"

-  Carroll F. Burgoon, the third (III), CFB3, is a retired artist, well-traveled, eccentric, smiling Renaissance man,

with entertaining creative right-brain/analytical left-brain humorous wit and pithy wisdom.

Life's Prairie Potholes. (AKA, the Psalm 23 painting. The shimmering brilliance of the original painting is amazing and healing!)

​​​In Good Hands

(Left. The original is gone. Thousands of prints were donated to DFW-area

hospitals and to Children's Advocacy-related professionals across the United States.

We are sorry to announce that making prints is no longer possible. In fits of frustration

with his progress, Carroll

tore up about 400 (hundreds!)

of his paintings. He "collected"

 four or five pieces as proof.)

If you want info on this web site
make a FREE PDF file - I am retired and will

allow this web site to disappear soon.

Goodbye. Posted 09.28.2022.​​

The artist's

"Skin doctor"

Pennsylvanian Dad,

Carroll

F.

​Burgoon, Jr., MD

&

​The artist's

"Children's doctor"

Dakotan Mom,

Virginia Jane

Smiley Burgoon, MD (Mount Vernon, SD)

                    "I once was a freshwater (Mayfly/Caddisfly) aquatic entomologist. Nevertheless, an aristocratic lady arranged my studies with her friend Señor Alcaraz.

                      IN THE PAST, a schoolteacher wanted me to be an author. A Marine brigadier general wanted me to paint. My guidance counselor said join the Army.

​                      I left a UGA Master's in Entomology and the UDEL doctoral candidacy in Ecology on the same day, and two MBAs (with class-leading A's) in Texas.

                      As an artist and writer, I've slept on my studio floor, in my car, on patrons' sofas, had my electricity and water turned off, and missed many meals ..."

                                                                                                                                                                                     CLICK The Blue Pocketknife Story