Fastidious & Contemporary

 "Painting is my way to keep a travelogue of snapshots, a journal of sorts."   Oeuvre of 1,000+ artworks​ from 1971 to 2022

​​​​​​​W​​​​​​​hen​ European luminary artist, Sr. Alcaraz (SCRAPBOOK COLLAGE), saw Carroll's coloured pencil drawing of common flowered purple thistles and how he portrayed them with the delicate, unequaled beauty of the Juliet Rose, he invited Carroll to study painting at his summer home in an idyllic Castilian Spanish village in 1994. ​His experience in Spain with Sr. Alcaraz was so historically significant (A handful of artists in the last 500 years have had such an opportunity) that he told the stories behind the paintings to more than 525 audiences in the months after he returned to Texas: American Association of University Women, University of Chicago Alumni, Trammell Crow HQ (brown bags for accountants and attorneys), public school districts (high, middle, and elementary schools), and at senior centers, ... Carroll was interviewed on radio and television programs. An applauding chorus demanded his paintings, stories, and poems be published in a book for them. 

Carroll was told one of his small pencil drawings was bought by a legendary cattleman's heirs and wound up on the largest ranch (Founded in 1849) under a single fence near Vernon, Texas --- 835 square miles --- 520,527 acres!

Drawing. (Top right)  ​​​​Beauty in Essence (Cirsium texanum). Purple thistles are worldwide weeds. Señor Alcaraz saw Carroll's purple thistles and knew instantly that he can draw and compose. Well, Carroll had been doing pencil and pen-and-ink drawings for 38 years, including 10 years of scientific illustration. Ergo, he taught him acuarela. Carroll made and signed one Artist Proof of the spiny purple flowers — AP #1 of 1 is over a friend's dining table. He began drawing warplanes and flags found in the World Book Encyclopedia​ as a toddler. He loves libraries and has always been a "bookworm."

​​"Alcaraz restored a trove of priceless masterpieces in the world's elite art museums, e.g., Musée du Louvre, Museo del Prado, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City​, the Château de Versailles​, and irreplaceable treasures in prehistoric French caves and cathedrals throughout France and Germany. He explained how he trembled before a Rembrandt he was asked to restore, and in a dream he saw how to restore the priceless work; Paco got up in the morning and just did it. He showed me with the wave of his hand. Another night, in the centuries old shepherd's barn beneath his living quarters, he opened a book of Picasso's 'stains' (watercolors) and traced his friend's brushstrokes with his finger to show me how the lovely paintings were made. Sr. Alcaraz taught me to do what no art school can teach.​  HSM The King of Spain understood this." Carroll sold his treasured stamp collection to pay for his trip to study with Alcaraz, an investment Wall Street would've applauded. Pure and simple. The enthusiastic Spaniard was a sixty-year-old boy genius, who still bit lightly on his tongue while working.

​​​​​​​★​​★★​​★  A beautiful Brazilian socialite from a family schooled in England, opened life-changing doors for Carroll, one century after her grandfather co-founded and presided over Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (A rowing club for wealthy elite young men and women). She facilitated Carroll's painting studies with her distinguished friend in historic Europe. One decade later, an art industry insider told Carroll his art was seriously underpriced compared to the public favorite whose small pieces he was selling for a fortune --- Plus, one of the man's Hollywood film producer pals wanted to make a movie about Carroll. Someone added that Carroll would be better known than Picasso. Fame and fortune are irrelevant to him.

​​Painting. Acuarelas (watercolors) require you think differently and you get it right the first time. As people say, "They're unforgiving." Art on paper requires extraordinary technique and knowledgeable curation.

A Helping Hand                                         Beauty in Essence

The Courthouse on the Square.                  Common weed in most of Europe and elsewhere!

Talking about creativity and the loss of a child

live on air with an equestrian arts judge.

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

Photo bird watching at Brigantine Flyway, NJ. On the left, The Paintbrush Poet wearing a Cycling Federation cap.

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My​ entwined, foraging-herbalist DW: Who enjoys the outdoors, fresh

game trails, birds, bears, rattlesnakes, wildflowers, simple woodland

living, starry nights, mountain springs, gentle rains, gardening, ... !

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"First, I was an environmentalist because it was more

regimented than being an expressive ISFP artist.

I feared expressing emotion and feelings and being

labeled nuts. But winners love tippy canoes.

Art teaches you not only to look, but to listen. I was

listening carefully as I made a seemingly life versus

death career jump from left brain to the freewheeling

art brain to a well-balanced corpus callosum. Winners

don't ever fear torture, pain, or death—

I tossed the 'painter,' all curses and

all soul ties, sadness, unforgiveness,

helplessness, and hopelessness into

the bow of my canoe and shoved it

away. It looped back to my feet in a

quietly insistent eddy.

Life is full of surprises. Finally, I shoved it

away, into the boiling current, ​assertively

yet, artfully. I joked when it hurt. A laugh

said I'd been there. Painting was my tippy

canoe in the swirling expression of living.

Thus, I survived. Flourishing is a process."

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Four-star General Tommy Franks: This "Therapeutic journal," Ode to Joy (2013), belongs to every active duty, veteran, and their families worldwide.

"As an INTJ doctor, my dad enlisted as a Navy battlefield medic. Pop's first deployment was on the deadliest beach

on Normandy. He was then shipped to the Pacific Theatre. My father saved the life of many men who faced disaster.

I am the living legacy of each one of those brave, selfless, dutiful men and women. Thus, I can do what I love to do,

with boundless gratitude, true appreciation, and remembrance of YOUR timeless sacrifice that saved many.

My lifetime luggage is completely emptied, reappraised, and cogently repacked with a grateful 'Good bye' to Texas."

- Carroll F. Burgoon, III, retired artist (after 49 years)

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

​  The Early Years 1955 to 1988

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

The endangered big cat is protected!

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

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

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

 "I had to solve the puzzle!"