#1 She smiles after all that...
April 1, 2017 - Canada Day 150
#2 VIMY - Not A Bystander
2015-120 , 2016-160, 2017-93
Art Shows, Pickets and Demonstrations since March 2015
Sketch Studying Nature & the Amazing Art Works of Great Artists... Back Page 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. Continued Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
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I started expressing my creative self as a kid with a box of crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopedia collection. So my parents began to supply me with a steady stream of paper and pencils with which to draw and expand my creativity. In secondary school I studied commercial art and printing, and took extra courses to learn photography and produce short video features. In my twenties I learned to fly, earning a private pilot's licence, and moved to Edmonton from Toronto. In my 40s I hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island 3 times and once to the Rose Spit on Haida Gwaii Island. Living in Edmonton I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman operating mostly Goss high speed web offset newspaper printing presses, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I volunteered with Edmonton Community Theatre, painting sets and doing public relations. I now paint full-time and continue my free news activism combining art with the news stories I publish on YouTube. Doug Brinkman
Paint lots of pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time ...
Painting about the news
stories that matter
& Pickets Cont.
Sketch study of
Eddy Cobiness's caribou
Behind most paintings there was an idea likely sketched
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
Free News Sharing & Archives
January 25, 2016 - May 3, 2017
"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 in public and their stories told during 160 outdoor art shows. During the year the project endured 3 verbal bans by officials with the Alberta Government and the threat of police action by a City of Edmonton employee. I have since resolved this with the City but continue to protest the Alberta Government.
Free News sharing - Social Artistry