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"the artist Carroll" is a moniker given by Voce Forte, Dallas Opera.
"My teacher taught me to plant a 'happy' patch of grass strategically and 'finish'
my paintings with panache, using unusual, unnatural colours, because they feel right.
One day, a good-natured shepherd pointed to a patch of grass in one of my paintings
and waggled his finger, '¡No está allí!' ('It's not there!') he admonished, but he loved it.
(Wait until he sees the 'happy little' mountain I painted in his beloved village!)
My wise ol' teacher had taught me to make my 'pretty' paintings beautiful."
- the artist Carroll