Painted On Location
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Painted On Location
Painted On Location
1924 Maligne Lake  2014 YouTube

Irene Parby Park 2015 YouTube

Jasper's Train Yard  2015 YouTube
Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2014 YouTube
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Edmonton River Valley Sidewalk 2014 
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park 2014
Maligne Lake early spring 2014 YouTube

Larry's Bay Maligne Lake 2014 YouTube

Edmonton River Valley Trail 2014
Millcreek Ravine 2013
South Shore, Nellie McClung Park 2014
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River along the Trans Canada
1978, Not For Sale 

Painted On Location
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Trudeau Portrait 2015 YouTube
Artist, Active Citizen Doug Brinkman, 62
I started expressing myself as a toddler with crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopaedia 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 courses in commercial art and printing, and took extra courses learning to develop photos and produce short video features. In my 20s I learned to fly earning a private pilot licence and moved to Alberta. In my 40s I hiked the West Coast Trail 3 times and today in my 60s I continue to pursue my lifelong journey in the arts. I came to Edmonton in 1980 to continue a career as a graphic arts craftsman, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I became involved as a volunteer with community theatre, painting sets and doing public relations for Walterdale Playhouse Theatre. In 2007 I became a civil information news activist and began publishing citizen free news stories on YouTubes, Posters and Leaflets. Today I keep myself active as a full time artist and continue to publish free news stories giving Albertans a voice.  I'm available to speak on my art, citizen news activism and coinciding news art projects.
42 years newspaper pressman  YouTube
Phone 780.424.1538

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9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood 2001-2015 YouTube Not For Sale
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
Mountain above Maligne Lake #1  2015
Mountain above Maligne Lake #2 2015, YouTube

Mountain above Maligne Lake #3 2015 YouTube

House by 95 105 St NW Edmonton 2015  YouTube Sold

Walterdale Bridge Construction, Winter Paint Project
Not For Sale, YouTube

The New Walterdale Bridge 2016 - News YouTube
Land is of matter, not of blood  
(Alberta foothills) 1979, not for sale
Two Girls on a Rock 1993, Gift to Janet Blond
Canvas signed by Mel Hurtig, National Party of Canada.
River Valley Joe, 2015 YouTube

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The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, 2015 YouTube

Painted On Location
Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2016 YouTube
Hidden from sight, 2016 
This 16" x 20" acrylic was painted on the Alberta Legislature grounds next to the bowling greens early June this year. Donated to be auctioned by the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance to help raise funds for the United Way Public Employees Campaign. Bidding begins soon - 
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Community flower bed,  SOLD
Millcreek Ravine,  Gift
Millcreek,  Gift
Ezio Faraone Park,  Gift
Millcreek path,  Gift
Mountain above Maligne Lake, Sold
Frozen Maligne Lake, Sold
Painted On Location
River Valley wooded area  July, 2016 YouTube
Doug's Sketch Studies Back Page
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 thier 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
Painted on Location
Valleyview Alberta 2015 - YouTube
Painted On Location
Winter - February 2016
Anonymous gave $50
"So proud of you, you go get 'em, we all need to pay attention and to help to heal this planet and humanity through love and kindness and mindfulness xo"
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“Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure. ” - Lawren Harris
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The 2016 Fire and Rain art project 
Painted On Location
The Loretta Maze - Pokémon GO
Two First Nations Women Protectors of Water, 2013 - 2015, Starbucks Coffee Cup Series
The photo by Paula Kirman taken during a rally at the Alberta Legislature became the inspiration behind the sketch study of the two women protesters that led to a painting that was donated to the Alberta Public Employees United Way Campaign to help raise funds for the United Way.​ 

Civil Information Activist Citizen Free News 
Free News Sharing - YouTube Channel
Anonymous gave $100
"Love your art and thank you for being at the March 8 Rally to see what it was really like and protecting free speech for everyone."
Some paintings are available for private sale 
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First snow fall Oct.2016 YouTube
YouTube: Challenges painting outdoors in winter
First Snowfall in October 
The Fire and Rain art project began January following the news stories on wildfires and rains that affected Alberta this year. Paintings were displayed and their stories shared outdoors in public areas in around Edmonton. The project was used to defend and promote freedom of expression on the Alberta Legislature grounds.  Some of the YouTubes published gave a voice for others to share how the wildfires and the rains in Alberta affected them, their families, communities and environment. 
Art like photos can sometimes tell a story better than written words. Continued...
2016 Fire and Rain art project 
Social Artistry Projects
Sketch Studies - Back Page
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First Art Project YouTube: The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, 2015. This project was created from the news stories I published during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) - Alberta National Event March 2014. The oil painting of a poet Elizabeth Potskin was first shown in public in front of the Shaw Conference center and ended June 2016 when I used the painting to defend freedom of expression.

Photo by Axel Arenas-López during February picket at the Alberta Legislature
150 Outdoor Shows, Freely Expressing Art from January 25 to December 3, 2016 
Free News Sharing YouTube Channel Continued
November 17, 2016: 40 minute sketch study from inside the Art Gallery of Alberta of of Goodridge Robert's 1936 Portrait of a lady in a Green Hat.
Make Noise - Free Speech, 2015  YouTube
Bruce Cockburn, 2000
Un-Titled, 1978
YouTube: The Portrait Painting of Justin Trudeau

The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, 2015 YouTube

Roughneck Protector of Oil, 2016
Starbucks Coffee Cup Series 
United Way
Nick's Cafe, 1994
Current paint project titled Tom's Autumn. New coat of paint is added outdoors on the Alberta Legislature grounds. 
270 Outdoor Shows, Freely Expressing Art Since March 30, 2015 
Sketch study on canvas board with a first coat of acrylic paint applied is later compared to Autumn Foliage by the Group of Seven painter Tom Thomson. (AGA) Art Gallery of Alberta.

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Social Artistry Projects Continued Back Page
Make Noise - Free Speech:  Defending Free Speech with Art
Whoever has the Biggest Palace, Whoever has the Most Toys - Wins! - Joe
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People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!
As a traditional artist, I practice social artistry to address or recognize certain social issues that interest me and my community using art and creativity. I use my creative skills to express my take on the world to help to it. The creative tools I use to express Social Artistry include painting, photography, video and poetry.  Doug Brinkman
Water and Oil is Life - Non Violence :  November 24 -26, 2016
Artist Log: From Thursday to Saturday inside Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta on Treaty 6 territory, I sketched, painted and took lots of photos and video of activists staging what they called prayer camp in solidarity with Standing Rock (North Dakota). I decided not to participate with-in the camp but watched from a distance from the camp's barriers over the 3 days. Although this camp was in support of a protest over oil and gas pipelines the camp was surrounded with petroleum made products including several vehicles that were used to bring in wood and supplies into the camp. Protesters may have been focused on defending water but they did so by using petroleum products to maintain their protests. It seems to me that oil like water is just as important supporting life as we know it. I was not here to learn why they were protesting pipelines since the news have been covering the pipeline stand-off in North Dakota for months. As an artist and news activist I wanted to observe and see how they conducted their protest prayer camp while using petroleum made products. After my Saturday outdoor art show along 100 street on my way home I met up with Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney who had just came from the Holodormor Memorial next to City Hall and Churchill Square. He told me a Communist protestor interrupted the Edmonton Holodomor memorial, shouting "Nazi propaganda!" while holding a poster of Josef Stalin. I wondered to myself if someone from the prayer camp was involved since I had seen several members of the Communist Party participating inside the camp. One of them shared cookies with me while I was showing my art next to the prayer camp. I shared my story with Jason of what I learned from the camp inside the square. I decided to give him my painting as a gift and he graciously accepted. I wished him well and we all went on our way... 
 Protesters & Petroleum Products Mix - Prayer Camp Solidarity with #StandingRock
Friendly conversations and Tim Horton's coffee next to a warm fire. Coffee and 
clothing made and shipped in from other nations using petroleum products'
Stoking the fire flames with freshly cut tree branches
Firewood is brought in with vans using petroleum products 
The organizer of Prayer Camp texts her friends on her petroleum made cell phones "Come on down, its growing"
Photo: Jason Kenney (left) and Doug Brinkman
Citizen Free News YouTubes Relating to Pipelines
November 21, 2016 YouTube: Rally for and against Kinder Morgan Pipeline - Alberta Legislature. 
Taz Bouchier,  Bernard Hancock Roughneck and Greenpeace
Sept. 11, 2016: Women's Warrior Song 
#yeg #StandingRock, #NoDAPL- YouTube
The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known by hashtags such as NoDAPL, are a grassroots movement that began in the spring of 2016 in reaction to the proposed construction of Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline. The proposed pipeline would run from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota to southern Illinois, crossing beneath the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, as well as part of Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Wikipedia

Following #StandingRock November 29, 2016: North Dakota governor orders evacuation of Standing Rock camp. In a statement issued Monday, According to that executive order, "Morton County is currently experiencing severe winter weather storm conditions, and it is anticipated harsh winter conditions will continue until next spring. Winter conditions have the potential to endanger human life, especially when they are exposed to these conditions without proper shelter, dwellings, or sanitation for prolonged periods of time. The governor's executive order follows an eviction notice issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday. However, the Corps says it won't forcibly remove people from a massive camp used by those opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline.  CBC News
Photos: How many petroleum made products can you see  inside the Prayer Camp in Solidarity with #StandingRock 
Acrylic Painting Water and Oil is Life - Non Violence