Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms
We are not as free as we are led to believe
She smiles after all that...
Not a Bystander art project​
VIMY - Not A Bystander  Gift to Canadian Veteran Paul Franklin 
The Fire and Rain art project
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
Defending Freedom of Expression
March 30, 2015 to January 14, 2018
2015/120  2016/160  2017/240  2018/008
Doug Brinkman 
Freely Expressing Art on the Alberta Legislature grounds 🍁Canada 150 
Phone 780.424.1538

The role of art is to inspire hope
it should be used for healing. 
YouTube Art Project Survey
📢Civil Information Activism since 2007 
Over 500,000 YouTube views and 1 million minutes watched 
Spring Blossoms​ - Thank You Canada YouTube
Leg. ground study - Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead
🍁150 -Flower Study: Gift to Soma Khan 
Do bears shit in the woods?  YouTube
Magie sur toile  YouTube
Trouble Maker  YouTube
Allen' Ginsberg's Sunflower  YouTube
Gift to Kevin Cafe Lavi🌻 Flower Power YouTube
Painting during the eclipse  YouTube
Flower bed Alberta Legislature
Artist Blog
Artist Blog
🍁 'O Canada' True North Strong and Free YouTube
 🍁Get Up Canada, Stand Up For Your Rights! 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. I was also threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freely express myself with art by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton and won back my freedom. These words of encouragement were added by supporters from the 42 days of picketing.

"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 against the City of Edmonton" - D.B.
Edmonton Hockey Fan Violence, Bullying - April 2017 Fan Survey.
The #McJesusJinx 
Gift to Rick Fraser, 🌻Non-Violence YouTube
YouTube Playlist: Omar Khadr, The Man, The Law
'A great credit to you & your professionalism.Your work affirms our values.' 
Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis American psychiatrist and military officer.
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. 
Gift to Leela Aheer , Israel #bridgingthegap Palestine YouTube
🌻 All Lives Matter ​ YouTube
January 25 - December 21 2016
March 20, 2017 -
First Painting January 25, Edmonton City Hall's ice rink
Painting 'Fort McMurray -The Beast' May 3, home studio
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G8

2017: First art show April inside Sir Winston Churchill Square. YouTube Final art show November by City Hall
Back Page Gallery
YouTube Channel
Art is Freedom
YouTubes, News Photos and Editorial Cartoons are Free to Share 
Art Project Paintings are Not For Sale but are Given Away or Reused for Future Art Projects
Free News Sharing & Social Artistry
1993 'Two aboriginal girls sitting on a rock' oil on canvas
Doug Brinkman
Social Artist and Civil Information Activist
Ask yourself what matters?
Writer/Director Teace Snyder discusses the motivation for the film Hold Me. Touching on issues of grief, compassion fatigue, doctor assisted dying and more, Hold Me is a film that encourages us to see end of life care in the context of a loving goodbye.

Hold Me (2016) is free to download
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Hold Me was created by indie filmmakers, their friends & family, undiscovered working actors, dedicated local crew and a whole lot of volunteered time! The film is completely independent and has no corporate or studio backing. It depends entirely on donations from viewers to fund the film.Your donation directly supports the artists involved and helps pave the way for our next socially conscious film.

I was thrilled to work along side with the cast and crew of Teace Snyder's Hold Me, as second unit director. Doug Brinkman
2018 Sketch Studies and Photos from Edmonton City Hall's ice rink
For Hire
During the winter months I'll be honing my skills and building my confidence sketching skaters...