The 2016 Fire and Rain art project by Doug Brinkman
42 years newspaper pressman  YouTube
Phone 780.424.1538

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.
Doug Brinkman 
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 
Presented by Doug Brinkman  Active Art Gallery Back Page
Freedom of Expression is 100% Canadian
VIMY - Not A Bystander
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.  Cont. Back Pg.
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 
WATCH and LISTEN Back Page
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
Free News Sharing Channel
From Newspaper Printer
To Painter Back Page
355 Free Outdoor Art Shows & Demonstrations Since March 2015
This art project that focused camera and canvases on the wildfires and rains of Alberta features an artist log, news stories & photos. Back Page
Outdoor Art Shows May 1, 2, 2017 - Noon, Sir Winston Churchill Square
May 3, 11 AM - 2 PM, Prospect Point, Alberta Legislature Grounds
2015-120 art shows,   2016-160 art shows  2017-55 art shows...
Outdoor Art Shows and Demonstrations throughout the year
Alberta Legislature grounds, public squares & park-lands
It's the job of an artist to make themselves free
"If freedom is the child, then understanding is the mother and determination is the father"- R.K.A.
2017 Art is Freedom - Picket Against the City of Edmonton, January 3 - March 10.  Continued...