Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance
and always trust your gut extinct. Paula Abdul
Tribute to Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson
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.
Original Drawings, Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Doug Brinkman for Sale or Commission
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
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
Two Sisters, The Millcreek Ravine Project
2 - 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas - Gift and Sold
The Big Tree by the Legislature - 2014
16 x 20 " Acrylic on Canvas for Sale - $250
Photo : Art lovers taking photos On-Location Jasper National Park Summer 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.
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
Water, We Have A Responsibility To Our Children
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
The Low Level Bridge / Sold
Bottom left 3 painted on location Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
Maligne Lake, Jasper National 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
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.
Art: Raising Awareness in Public Squares
Creative Encounters at the Art Gallery
Artist, Active Citizen Doug Brinkman - Welcome to my website!
Original Drawings, Acrylic and Oil Paintings
"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
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.
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
New Socks, Scarfs and Underwear
Doug: I am impressed and owe a great debt to you for your professional production. - Gordon Smith
Hockey Arena & Iron Workers
Thank you! Fantastic work - really appreciated! We will share your video. - (AFL) Alberta Federation of Labour.
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
May 2015 Jasper, Edmonton: Current Painting Project 16" x 20" "Jasper's Train Yard"