Freely Expressing Art on the Alberta Legislature grounds 🍁Canada 150 

Freedom of Expression
We are not as free as we are led to believe in Canada
She smiles after all that...
2017 Not a Bystander art project​
VIMY - Not A Bystander  Gift to Canadian Veteran Paul Franklin 
2016 Fire and Rain art project
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
March 30, 2015 to March 24, 2018
2015/120  2016/160  2017/240  2018/52
Doug Brinkman
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
Art Project 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 (YouTube). I was later threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting from the Fire and Rain collection '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.
Gift to Rick Fraser, 🌻Non-Violence 
Gift to Leela Aheer , Israel #bridgingthegap Palestine YouTube
All Lives🌻 Nonviolence​ YouTube
First Painting January 25, Edmonton City Hall's ice rink
Painting 'Fort McMurray -The Beast' May 3, home studio
Art Project Paintings 🌻are Not For Sale but 
are Given Away or Reused for Future Art Projects
Bio, Sketches
Painted On Location
From March 30, 2015 to May, 2017 this painting was shown freely with it's story shared to the public. The painting was used to defend free speech in Edmonton by those who shout, use bull-horns and loud speakers to express themselves. I used it to defend my own right to freely express myself with art in public after I was banned by Government employees.  I retired the painting, my gift to Elizabeth Potskin.  
March 30, 2015: I did my first outdoor art show in the streets of Edmonton beginning in front of the downtown Shaw Conference where I was inspired to paint my first social art painting titled The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit and ending my show on the Alberta Legislature grounds. After the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Alberta National Event March 30, 2014, I published a YouTube 'Mom got her voice today' that featured Elizabeth Potskin reciting a poem with the Chair of the TRC Murray Sinclair standing behind her and encouraging the crowd outside the Shaw conference center to listen. ​YouTube
#1 First public art show 
March 30, 2015 Free News Sharing YouTube
2015 The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit art project
2014 'Mom got her voice today'
March 30, 2014 Free News Sharing YouTube
Alberta Air Quality Worse than Beijing and New Delhi, August 26, 2015  Globe and Mail
My art tells a story... 
Some of the earliest evidence of human art suggests that people told stories with pictures. Civil Information Activism employs art as a ways and means to telling that story to the public while respecting people, property and the rule of law.
Focus on anger, violence, racism and bullying Art project Survey
Hockey Jersey 
Added to the 'Not a Bystander' art project April 2017 during the Edmonton Oilers San Jose Sharks playoff series. News reports of fan violence and bullying began to surface.  The Oilers were eliminated the next round by the Ducks and have struggled ever since...
Non-Violence Painting Gift to the Honorable MLA Rick Fraser.
The Non-Violence Oilers Jersey will be retired this spring...
'People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!' Doug Brinkman 
Social Artist, Civil Information Activist since March 2007
2018 Status versus Motion art project

March 10, 2018: Alberta Legislature: Picture of me with the organizer Mads Zazulak before an anti-pipeline protest 'Protect the Inlet in Edmonton' in front of the Alberta Legislature. Most of the 20 people in attendance were against the pipelines while 3 were for increased capacity flow along side the current trans-mountain pipelines including myself. We had a peaceful round circle of sharing ideas and solutions, some that were later shared on my 'Speakers Corner' YouTube addressed to the Honorable MLAs, Goverment and opposition Leaders, Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney. Afterwards we had smudge ceremony, drumming, handshakes and hugs with each other. It was a great rally organized Ms Zazulak. YouTube Part 1 Pipelines 'Balls of Bitumen'
YouTube: Part 2 Pipelines 'Not Enough News Coverage to be Informed' Coming soon on YouTube: Part 3 AB, B.C. Pipelines and Trains Get-Er-Done!
Pressman's News Blog
Pipelines, #Ableg Press Pass Picket Continues,
Joe Ceci's Budget Day, Caribou, Jobs and Alberta Legislature Press Pass Denied. Continued...