The 2016 Fire and Rain art project
42 years newspaper pressman YouTube
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
I started expressing my creative self as a child with a box of crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopedia collection. So my parents began to supply me with a steady stream of paper and pencils with which to draw and expand my creativity. In secondary school I studied commercial art and printing, and took extra courses to learn photography and produce short video features. In my twenties I learned to fly, earning a private pilot's licence, and moved to Edmonton from Toronto. In my 40s I hiked the West Coast Trail 3 times and one time to the Rose Spit on Haida Gwaii . In Edmonton I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal for 27 years (Video). I was involved as a volunteer with community theatre, painting sets and doing public relations for Walterdale Playhouse Theatre. In 2007 I became a Civil Information Activist and began publishing Citizen Free News stories on YouTube, posters and leaflets. Now in my 60s I continue practicing social artistry as a full-time performance artist and citizen news activist combining art with the news stories I publish. I'm available for part time work.
Civil Information Activism - Free News Sharing Since March 2007
Free News Sharing - Social Artistry
She smiles after all that...
The 2017 Not A Bystander art project
Freedom of Expression is 100% Canadian
Guests were welcomed to borrow my paint brush and add a bit of their own.
"The role of art is to inspire hope, it should be used for healing."
- Art Project Survey
The 2017 Not A Bystander art project is an art project that invites public participation while I focus my camera and canvases on the topics of anger, violence and bullying.
It was in 1924 when members of Canada’s Group of Seven expanded their artistic subject matter to include Western Canada. That year, Lawren S. Harris, a founder and key spokesperson for the Group, and fellow Group member A.Y. Jackson traveled to Jasper National Park. 90 years later, in the early spring of 2014, I spent my evenings sketch studying Lawren Harris and A.Y.Jackson inside the Art Gallery of Alberta, where their works were on display. Later that year, in the spring and fall, I set out with my backpack, canvas and paints to paint in the same area of Maligne Lake as they did 90 years earlier. 1924 Maligne Lake YouTube
Life & Times Doug Brinkman
Sketches and Sounds
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
353 Free Outdoor Art Shows & Demonstrations Since March 2015
The project focuses on the wildfires and rains of Alberta and features an artist log, news stories & photos.
It's the job of an artist to make themselves free
2015-120 art shows, 2016-160 art shows 2017-53 art shows...