2016: Fire and Rain
2017: Not a Bystander
2018: Status versus Motion
2019: Turning Back the Clock
Doug's Art Shows Demos & Pickets
March 30, 2015 to October 22, 2018
#Ableg BIG TREE, by the Legislature
Emma May in October. #Ableg
"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 is Freedom - D.B.
Paintings are not for sale but are given away or painted over for future art projects. All news photos, news art, editorial cartoons are free to share but please give me credit where credit is due.
2018 Status versus Motion art project began April, 2018 as an extension of Citizen Free News of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Treaty 6 First Nations and Métis Nation of Alberta. It's purpose is to improve the outreach and trustworthiness of citizen free news reporting on protests, rallies and vigils by Albertans relating to environmental, human rights and political issues. Follows up on the business inside the Alberta Legislature and how the news media reports on that business.
2019 Turning Back the Clock art project
Freedom of Expression Defended & Maintained
Freedom of Expression Challenged, Defended & Maintained
October 4, 2016, Alberta Legislature grounds art show, featuring Fire and Rain art collection
Civil Information Activism
Respect People, Property and the Rule of Law
I am a🍁man, on guard for thee
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project that focused my canvases and camera on wildfires of Alberta was banned 3 times on the Alberta Legislature grounds by officials, including the Legislative Assembly's Sergeant-of-Arms who said showing art on the grounds was inappropriate. I was later threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting from the Fire and Rain collection 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freedom of expression with Civil Information Actions by being the media and employing respect for all people, property and the rule of law while picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. After 42 days in total I won back my right and freedom to express myself with art in public. The City had apologized March 2017 while the 3 Alberta Legislature officials who verbally banned me in 2016 remain unapologetic.
Artistic freedom is complementary to press freedom
Deeyah Khan, Musician and Filmmaker, 26 Apr 2017 UNISCO
Shame The Man (With Love) - Alberta Legislature, September 2018 - Video Smoke'n Alberta's August 2018, Fire and Rain art project Artist bLog
Last of the Alberta Caribou
2018 Current Picket
Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket 64 days...
and Carl Ray. Abstract artist Jack Bush . Sketches created freehand inside the Art Gallery of Alberta and later using Corel Draw.
"Standing together as individuals, they tried to tear us apart. So they could
isolate us individually .... But we stuck together" - Alex Janvier
"We as artists must be careful not to fall prey to another form of colonization, for we are one of the most
powerful voices of our people.... We must make our own work on our own terms" - Joseph Sanchez
"Your best work, when you do it, will always upset the general public –
they're always a few years behind you." - Jack Bush
A great credit to you & your professionalism.Your work affirms our values. Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis, American psychiatrist and military officer. Omar Khadr: The Man, The Law
"I practice sketching often. It helps hone my creative skills and builds my understanding of the subjects I draw." - Doug Brinkman
October 18, 2018 #WomensHistoryMonth #Persons Day
ArtIsFreedom with Ari Volk: Classical Guitar
Thursday Oct. 25, 2018, Alberta Legislature grounds @ noon FREE