Mother Earth is ready to cleanse. The natural shape is a circle, our cells are a circle, stars are a circle, the sun, the moon, the earth. The mothers womb is a circle... I don't believe we should be living in these squares." - Chief No Tribe, September 13, 2016
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project was planned in 2015 following the news stories about wildfires that burned throughout Western Canada. The first painting was completed January 25th, 2016 and 23 more paintings followed throughout the year. Paintings were displayed and their stories shared. This art was banned 3 times from public shows by officials with the Alberta Government and threatened police action by a City employee Continued
2015-120 2016-160 2017-169
Art Shows, Demonstrations and Pickets since March 2015
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.
"Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure." - Lawren Harris
"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 9 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. "Art is Freedom"- Love A.L., "自由" S.L. Continued Back Page...
One Heartbeat 📢🍁 Free to Express Through Art...
🌻Flower Power Gallery
🍁Sketch Studies Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated
and Abstract Artist Jack Bush
📢The Poet & the Judge, (Retired)
We First Nations, Métis and Inuit
These messages about freedom were written by some of the people I met on my picket line from January 3 to March 10
Freedom of Expression Defended
Free News Sharing
& Social Artistry
#3 9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood
Alberta Legislature Grounds Freely Expressing Art Canada 150
One Heart Beat: Doug Brinkman, Painter, Pressman...
Artist Log September 18, 2017: I was laid off from my Job 4 years ago this month after working 42 years in the newspaper industry. I have worked everyday since re-inventing myself to become a Social Artist & Citizen News Activist. Today I completed my 4 years training as a social artist that includes a credited business school coarse. Since 2007 I've given Albertans a voice to be heard reporting as a citizen news activist, earning over a half a million views on YouTubes and over a million minutes watched across Canada and around the world. My social art is inspired from the news stories I've published and is shown freely in public with thier stories shared. Freedom of expression, medium and freedom of the press is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. My paintings are not for public sale but are donated to charity, given away as gifts or painted over for future social art projects. I'm available for speaking and seeking part time work offering my unique skills of social artistry and news reporting.