Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance 
and always trust your gut extinct. Paula Abdul
On Location Painting YouTube Playlist Link
Tribute to Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson 
By Doug Brinkman - YouTube

Jasper August 2014: It was 90 years ago this August in 1924, when members of Canada’s Group of Seven had expanded the subject matter of their paintings to include western Canada. That year, Lawren S. Harris, a founder and key spokesperson for the Group, and fellow Group member A.Y. Jackson travelled out to Jasper National Park from Ontario to paint. In August 2014 I followed that same trail to paint.

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Original Drawings, Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Doug Brinkman for Sale or Commission 
Milestones Gallery 
Untitled - What began on Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park last spring was completed today in Sir Winston Churchill Square. Unlike the first 30 paintings I've completed all under $300, this painting will go on sale once it dries and a few more touch ups are added no less than $500 unframed.
Those who follow are always behind. - A. Y. Jackson
Alberta : Land is of matter, not of blood 
1980 Oil on canvas, Political- Not For Sale
August 1924, 90 years after Harris and Jackson
16 x 20 Acrylic on canvas - For Sale $500 - Video
Lone Wolf - Pencil sketch drawing 
Gift to my brother the late James Howard Brinkman 
and his family

Two Girls on a Rock
Gift to Janet Blonde from the artist 
signed by National Party of Canada Mel Hurtig
Oil on Canvas 36 x 42

The Union Boss - Oil on Canvas
Commissioned by the former printers union G.C.I.U. 255C
Water, I Have an Obligation To My Children
(Woman Holding a Star-bucks Coffee Cup)
Treaty 6,7 & 8 & Idle No More - YouTube
Pencil sketch drawing  for Sale - $500
1983 acrylic painting "The Woman has her back to the Window" inspired from a photo I took in Northern England
Gift to Marilyn and Jerry Valkenburg 
Haunted House on the Hill
1980 acrylic painting - Not For Sale
Bruce Cockburn by Lake Louise, 2000 
Oil on Canvas, repainted 2014 In protest to the 9/11 Retribution in Afghanistan - Afghanistan, We Forget Your Children YouTube
Two Sisters, The Millcreek Ravine Project 
2 - 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas - Gift and Sold
YouTube:  The painting of the "Two Sisters, The Millcreek Ravine Project" 2014
The Big Tree by the Legislature - 2014
16 x 20 " Acrylic on Canvas for Sale - $250
YouTube: The painting of The Big Tree by the Legislature
Photo : Art lovers taking photos On-Location Jasper National Park Summer 2014
YouTube : Larry's Bay Maligne Lake, Jasper Painting August 2014 
Raising Awareness to the Important Causes
As an artist I've been truly inspired by the spirit of people who rally and protest for change. I've attended these rallies over the years since 2007 until I retired May 2015 as a Free News Sharing activist. Paintings inspired at rallies like this "Water, We Have A Responsibility To Our Children" (below), "The Poet & the Judge We First Nations Métis and Inuit" (above)  and the "9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood" (below) are displayed  in public to draw attention to the important causes they represent. Over time these paintings will be retired and sold.
Larry's Bay
Today I continue to be an avid hiker after I completed the West Coast Trail in my forties 3 times.  At 60 my back pack is now filled with cameras, canvas and paints as I set out any chance I can on my outdoor adventures around the Edmonton river valley, along the North Saskatchewan river and whenever I can afford it I get out to Jasper National Park and paint. 
Artist Log : 2015 Civil Information Actions
I began my first 2015 civil information action in front of the Shaw Conference Center exactly one year from when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alberta National Event finished and the young poet Elizabeth Potskin recited her poem with the TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair standing next to her side outside the Shaw. VIDEO The Poet & the Judge We First Nations Métis and Inuit" has since traveled around downtown Edmonton on display helping to promote my free news sharing website and to remind folks we still have a long road ahead of us towards reconciliation. I set up a loud speaker during my civil actions for folks interested in hearing Elizabeth's poem recited in it's entirety.
The Poet & the Judge We First Nations Métis and Inuit
This painting "9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood" is a tribute to the memory of those 9 Afghan Children murdered by NATO in 2013 . Around 35 % of all civilians killed in Afghanistan were killed by NATO bombs and Bullets. In 2007 former defence minister Gordon O Connor declared in Edmonton to Canadian troops out mission in Afghanistan was a mission of 9/11 retribution. Like the USA we are now known as the aggressors around the world - no longer the peace keepers we once stood proudly for.
Water, We Have A Responsibility To Our Children
​Truth and Reconciliation - Free News Sharing Archives YouTube Playlist
Painting on Location
Inspired by The Group of 7 
Link: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada
"Conservative MP O'Connor faced criticism for remarks that Canada was in Afghanistan as an act of retribution for 9/11." Wikipedia. Through my Free News Sharing YouTubes I have never stopped reminding my viewers of those words "9/11 Retribution" Gordon O'Connor. uttered from his heart here in Edmonton January 2007. Over 900 Petitions for a made in Canada investigation of 9/11 that had I collected alone in 2011 was read in the House of Commons by Elizabeth May December 2015. LINK 
Gift to  my son Dave 
 The Low Level Bridge / Sold
Bottom left 3 painted on location Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
Millcreek Ravine
Millcreek Ravine
Millcreek Ravine
Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
 Emily Murphy Park
 Constable Ezio Faraone Park
Each Painting has it's own story. Click the YouTube Icon next to painting and watch and hear thier story
Walterdale Bridge
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All my art has a price that can vary from free to the sky is the limit. My paintings are fair in price and I know how important one might mean to you. Call me and we'll work out a price. 780.424.1538.  I'm not famous so theirs lots of room to negotiate.  
Irene Parby Park
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Art: Raising Awareness in Public Squares
Paintings Publicly Displayed Continued
Creative Encounters at the Art Gallery
Artist, Active Citizen Doug Brinkman - Welcome to my website!
Original Drawings, Acrylic and Oil Paintings 
For Sale or by Commission - Link
"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
Killings in Ethiopia outrage 
Edmonton Oromo community
Thank you Richard Douglas Brinkman for being 
a voice of the people and thank you for re-storing my hope in honest journalism you are a real hero! 
- Yahiya Thomas

Hello Douglas,I viewed the video on your website. Thank you for voicing for the voiceless. -Temam  
YouTube - Killings in Ethiopia outrage Edmonton Oromo community
Omar Khadr -The Man, The Law
Thank you for uploading this video and the one of Dr. Stephen Xenakis' presentation. A lot of new details I wasn't aware of and explanations.
Omar Khadr 10 YouTube Playlist
Idle No More
You got my thumbs up, I hope you get in on the press conferences too. It's a struggle to stay informed since I'm Canadian and have to search the internet to know what's really going on in my own country. I appreciate you as a citizen-reporter more than you know, thank you- Carol Young 
Idle No More 20 YouTube Playlist
New Socks, Scarfs and Underwear
Doug: I am impressed and owe a great debt to you for your professional production. - Gordon Smith 
Share The Warmth - NASA - Sock It To Me Brother
Hockey Arena & Iron Workers
Thank you! Fantastic work - really appreciated! We will share your video. - (AFL) Alberta Federation of Labour. 
YouTube: Where's The Home Ice Advantage ask Iron Workers?
Civil Information Activism - Free News Sharing Since March 2007 to May 2015          Doug's YouTube Channel
Free News Sharing Archives
And help to change it ...
As a citizen I became news active for 8 years beginning March 2007 when a Federal Conservative politician proclaimed Canada was in Afghanistan for 9/11 retribution and ending my news activism May 2015 after being ejected from a public forum meeting for being a man by a Federal NDP politician. With no regrets I have purposely rattled the cages of societies status quo and have turned on my camera giving voice to the voiceless on over 500 YouTubes. Those voices recieved over a quarter million views by audience across Canada and worldwide. I fondly call my actions "Civil Information Activism" 
Investigate 9/11 Canada Petitions 
Thanks Doug for working to expose the lies around this issue. There are so many holes in the official narrative, but Building 7 is irrefutable proof that there's much more to 9/11 than meets the eye.  
God bless. - T. Buitendyk  May 28, 2015
Edmonton 9/11 Truth - Petition Drive & Archives
May 2015 Jasper, Edmonton:  Current Painting Project  16" x 20"  "Jasper's Train Yard"
Current Project