2017, She smiles after all that... Outsider, community, self taught art
When I first looked at it, it reminded me of Notre Dame Cathedral burning. It also reminds me also of some of Van Gogh’s paintings. If we are burning now, like Notre Dame, we will rise better and stronger." - Marg McCuaig-Boyd, 2020
2021, Violet King Henry plaza #NoNewNormal
2019, Climate Strike, environment, social & political climate extremes
2020, Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning
2020-2021, George W. Bush & Jason Kenney
Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed and it is creating change. In the long term, a
lot of people are going to appreciate it. - Venezuelan Woman,
Alberta Legislature Art Show & Tell, 2017.
2021, Hineni 'I am here'
1981, Ken Ku Kuo once told me that in China, people know life as a river. Going down a river you never know what lies around the next bend. Sometimes the water is like rapids, very bad time and hard at living. Sometimes it's calm, very happy to be alive, but always
changing. Sometimes good times, sometimes bad times,
but always changing. Co-worker, friend
Ken from Hanoi, Vietnam.
2019, Sideways, a painting about racism and hate, 104th street & Jasper Avenue
2021, Life is a river
2017, 2019, Trouble maker, the coming storm, intuitive art.
2021, The laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush & Jason Kenney
2020-2021, Trees do talk
RESET (the box)
2021, Mary Simon and the orange flower, Truth & Reconciliation
Since July 1, 2021, Canada Day, guests have visited from New Zealand, New York City, Netherlands, Kenora, Indianapolis, Indiana, Mexico City, Putian, Fujian, Bellevue, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Chicago, Edmonton, Richmond, Burnaby, Wilmington, Bellevue, Fairfield, Connecticut, Fremont, Salmon Arm, Glenview, Cambridge, Miami, Seattle, Mount Laurel, Mississauga, Guangzhou, Fredericton, Atlanta, France, Shanghai, England, Toronto, Denmark, Longueuil, Vancouver, Delaware, Brisbane, Thornhill, Zhengzhou, Ireland, Montreal, Calgary, and Regina. Welcome. Doug Brinkman
2015, The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, outsider art
2000, 2013, 2015, 9 Afghan boys gathering firewood, formerly Bruce Cockburn
2017, 2021, Flower harvest
2019, Remembrance day, Alberta Legislature. Thankful for the freedoms I enjoy...
2021, The Grand Theatre Democracy, Activist Albert and the Loyal Photo Ops
Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love
Esenti, means free in Italian
2021 Misty HeART projectHumanity & Legacy
BlogFree Press, my kind of art
When we love ourselves it is in convent upon us to love everyone around us and to do good. I pray for Canada, I pray for peace, I pray for unity and I pray for leaders with compassion with the drive to bring unity today and forever. 2019, Catholic woman prays for our leaders to be blessed. The Alberta Legislature has no dome
2017, Not a bystander, art show & tell - Outsider, community, self taught art
April 2019, The Legislature has no dome - August, 2021, Unity
Over 1500, outdoor public art shows & tell since 2013. Art is freedom, not for sale.
Intuitive Art, Abstracts of Light & Shadows
2016, The crumpling umbrella, Fire and Rain art project, Alberta wildfires and floods.
"Freedom is important, especially today"-B.K.
"True North Strong and FREE, a line straight from our anthem"- E.K., "Escape is freedom from judgmental civilians who should mind their own business - and help those /encourage them who try to get a happy lifestyle..." -A.C.R.L.W.-B, "Freedom is Honesty, Being Honest is Love"-C, "Free The Art"-W.C., "Freedom is our right. In any form express it with art. If art was a crime Leonardo would have been doing the time"-E.B., "Sovereignty is Freedom"- Dene Warrior, "Edmonton Ward 7 candidate"-S.P., "Lets make Edmonton the City of Art and Imagination"-D, Art is Expression, Freedom is Art"-V, "Keep Fighting to Speak your Piece"-N.R., "Freedom is my right as a human being..." - C.A., "Freedom, Art and Honesty"-M.M., "If freedom is the child, then understanding is the mother and determination is the father"- R.K.A., "Art is a way to express ourselves as an artist, and its not something that others can simply take it away from us"- Kevan Lyons “Poet of Churchill Square”. "Art is Freedom"- Love A.L., "自由" S.L., "Fight the power, art is freedom" - K.C., "Art is freedom"- A.A., "Freedom, art and honesty"- M.M., "Freedom is a Right" - M.O.S., "Freedom for All Canadians"- G.W. Edmonton Ward 10 candidate, "The choice is ours", "To be who we want to be"-J.U., "Freedom seems almost unachievable", "Live your life how you want to, with love in your heart"-J, "We stand together"-V,
After the art shows, paintings are retired, given away, or painted over for future art projects.
Special requests to acquire paintings are considered, which would involve donations to charities.
email Doug Brinkman, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information
The Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. JFK
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful,
must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable, and help to change it. Ernst Fischer.
When I first looked at it, it reminded me of Notre Dame Cathedral burning. It also reminds me also of some of Van Gogh’s paintings. If we are burning now, like Notre Dame, we will rise better and stronger. Marg McCuaig-Boyd, former NDP Energy Minister