Intuitive, Abstracts of 
Light & Shadows
"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.

Art Show & Tell
Abstracts of Light and Shadows - Painters bLog
 2021, Violet King Henry plaza
The laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush & Jason Kenney
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. 
2021, Worship. Hare Krishna, Jesus Christ, Edmonton Oilers
 2021, Life is a river
2020-2021, Trees do talk 
RESET (the box)
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
Doug Brinkman's Abstracts of light and shadows
2019, Remembrance day, thankful for the freedoms I enjoy.
2020-2021, George W. Bush & Jason Kenney
2019, On Guard for Thee
2021, Hineni 'I am here' 
2017, 2021, Flower harvest
2021, The Grand Theatre Democracy
9 years 
Social Art Projects 
 2000/ 2013 - 2021 Freedom
2014 -1924 Return to Maligne Lake
2015 LISTEN - We First Nations Metis and Inuit
2016 Fire and Rain art project, Alberta Wildfires & Floods
2017 Not A Bystander art project, Anger, Violence, and Bullying
2018 Status versus Motion art project, Alberta Politics, The News Media
2019 More Circles than Squares art project, Environment, Social, Political Extremes
2020, Freedom to Express & Listen - The Speakers Banned Speech & Wear
2021 Misty HeART project, Humanity, and Legacy
2021, Mary Simon and the orange flower, Truth & Reconciliation
Last Sunday of September projects.
Active HeART
      Outsider Art
Free Press
2021, Blue Tree
2017, She smiles after all that... 
2019, Climate Strike, environmental, social & political climate extremes
2020, Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning
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,  Legislature Art Show & Tell, 2017.
2019, Sideways
2017, 2019, Trouble maker, the coming storm, intuitive art.
2015, The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit
2000 (13) 2013 FREEDOM 2015, 9 Afghan boys gathering firewood, 2021
April 2019, The Legislature has no dome - August, 2021, Unity
Guests have visited my website gallery from my hometown Edmonton and as far away as East Ithaca, Sacramento, Medicine Hat, Sioux Lookout, Anaheim, Santa Clara, Beijing, Washington, New Zealand, New York, Netherlands, Kenora, Indianapolis, Indiana, Mexico City, Putian, Fujian, Bellevue, Las Vegas, Chicago, Richmond, Burnaby, Wilmington, Manassas, 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, bio, back page.
Over 1500, outdoor public art shows & tell since 2013. Art is freedom, not for sale.
2016, The crumpling umbrella, Fire and Rain art project
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.
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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
2016, On Guard for Thee
The spirit of Hachalu Hundessa holding his staff, stands along the shore of the river watching his people, the Oromo
of Kenya and Ethiopia.