2013... Starbucks Coffee Cup
2014:   1924
2015:   📢Listen
2016... Fire and Rain
2017... Not a Bystander
2018... Status versus Motion
2019:   Turning Back the Clock
Doug's Art Shows Demos Pickets
March 30, 2015 to November 15, 2018
Social Art Projects
Back Page Galleries...
#Ableg BIG TREE, by the Legislature
Emma May in October. #Ableg
2018 Status versus Motion art project began April, 2018 is an extension of Citizen Free News of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Treaty 6 First Nations, Metis Settlements and Métis Nation of Alberta. It's purpose is to improve the outreach and trustworthiness of citizen free news reporting on protests, rallies and vigils by Albertans relating to environmental, human rights and political issues. Follows up on the business inside the Alberta Legislature and how the news media reports on that business. "Enjoy your freedoms!"- Doug Brinkman
Last of the Alberta Caribou
Citizen Free News bLog

Contact, Artist bio
Social Art Projects
Sketches, Poetry, News Activism
From press freedom to artistic freedom
Upholding the rights of all during World Press Freedom Day 04 May 2018

For the third year running, artistic freedom was in the spotlight of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) held this year in Accra, Ghana (2-3 May). To mark this occasion, artists, human rights activists and media professionals came together to debate global emerging challenges to artistic freedom in the digital environment. A call for joint action from artists and journalists to work closely together in advocating for press and artistic freedoms was made during the joint launch of UNESCO’s two new global reports, “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” and the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global Report.
Civil Information Activism
Respect People, Property and the Rule of Law
Paintings are not for sale but are given away or painted over for future art projects. 
Not a Bystander to Bullies in the News Media
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.
AGA Sketch study 
Eddy Cobiness Caribou
Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing - Social Artistry
Westin Hotel, 3 day News Picket
Citizen Free News
Alberta Legislature 
Press Pass picket
May 3, 2016, Noon, Photo taken by a member of the Wildrose party. 
Ms. Anam Kazim (NDP) MLA for Calgary-Glenmore was the first MLA to receive a painting by me as a gift for her public service to Albertans. I later titled it Wood Buffalo, wildfire. At 5 PM that same day a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history, with upwards of 88,000 people forced from their homes (Wikipedia). I already completed 4 paintings so far this year adding to my Fire and Rain art project that focused my canvases on the wildfires of Alberta. 

This project endured 3 bans on the Alberta Legislature grounds and I was threatened new years eve with police action by the City of Edmonton manger for showing a single painting next to City hall. I protested both defending my right to freely express art in public. I completed 24 paintings, all of which were painted outdoors in public.  Artist bLog ...
November 27, 2016, Jason Kenney really appreciated the story behind my painting Water and Oil is Life-Non Violence so I handed him the painting straight off the easel saying to Jason "what better man to have this painting, but a man who understands and appreciates its story" all the while I'm thinking to myself "this guy could very well become our next Premier of Alberta."​ Jason Kenney went on to become the leader of the Conservative party of Alberta and later joined forces with Brian Jean, leader of her Majesty's official opposition party the Wildrose.  Together they formed the United Conservative Party of Alberta. Jason won the leadership of the United Conservative Party of Alberta and was sworn in as MLA January 30, 2018. bLog: Water and Oil is Life - Non Violence

Jason Kenney and his friends had just come from attending a candlelight vigil for the Holodomor next to City Hall where it was disrupted by Communists shouting obscenities at the attendees.  Unlisted YouTube
Art is Freedom
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay - Ernst Fischer
Water and Oil is Life - Non Violence - Anti pipeline protest
Wood Buffalo, Wildfire - Painted next to #Yeg City Hall
2013: Citizen Doug reporting an anti oil protest staged by environmentalists. Photo Paula Kirman 
2016: Citizen Doug reporting on Alberta wildfires with art and word of mouth by City Hall - Art show
... Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy
Address to the American Newspaper Publishers, delivered 27 April 1961, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York
Citizen Doug