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 
#1  She smiles after all that...   
The 2017 Not a Bystander art project​ Blog
#2 VIMY - Not A Bystander
The 2017 Not A Bystander art project draws on community feedback and participation while focusing camera and canvases on the issues of anger, violence and bullying.
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project Blog
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 2017-174
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
 One Heartbeat =📢🍁 Many Heartbeats 
"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. 

One Heartbeat 📢🍁 Free to Express Art...
Call out for The Alberta Legislature Assembly Sergent-at Arms Resignation
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 Gardens - Freely Expressing Art Canada 150 
One Heart Beat: Doug Brinkman, Painter (retired) 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.

Doug Brinkman  
Bio cont. back page
Phone 780.424.1538

"Those who follow are often left behind" - A.Y.Jackson
#4 Flower Power 🌻 
        All Lives Matter
The role of art is to inspire hope, it should be used for healing. Art Project Survey
Flower Power Gallery
Free Expression 🌻
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
City of 'Non-Violence' Champions 
The onset of fall only means one thing, it's hockey season! 
📢🍁Art is Freedom Picket against The City of Edmonton
'I never go out at night after a game' - Female hockey fan
Hockey Fan Violence Survey on YouTube
The 2017 Not a Bystander art project
Oilers Non-Violence Hockey Jersey - Hockey Fan Diversity without Violence is the Game!
Freedom, Beauty, Truth & Love 
2017 Not a Bystander art project​
Over 500,000 views and over 1 million minutes watched on YouTube
Roses of Summer
Flowering bushes by Prospect Point, Spring
Flowers of Fall
Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead for his wisdom and advice.
Gift to Soma Farin Khan, Don't be a Bystander.
Newspaper Pressmen Make Good Impressions by Doug Brinkman
Music by singer, songwriter Brian Breezy Gregg
The Honourable Minister David Eggen Promotes Diversity in Alberta Schools
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017

'Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy'
John F. Kennedy - Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961

Non-Violence Hockey Jersey Campaign Promotes Fan Diversity
Flower Power Gallery
Free Expression 🌻
'People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!'
'A Free Media Means A Free People'
Free News Sharing
& Social Artistry