#1 She smiles after all that...
April 1, 2017 - Canada Day 150
#2 VIMY - Not A Bystander
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Art Shows, Pickets and Demonstrations since March 2015
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
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
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. My art that's displayed publicly are for others to enjoy and is not for sale.
Paint lots of pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time ...
Painting about the
Stories that Matter
Free News Sharing - Social Artistry by Doug Brinkman
Citizen Free News
& Sketch Studies
Sketch study of
Eddy Cobiness's caribou
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project January 25 2016 - May 3, 2017
Focus on Alberta wildfires and how I defended freedom of expression with art Artist Log "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 my art project endured 3 verbal bans by officials with the Alberta Government and was threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee. I picketed both for a combined 46 days defending my rights & freedom. Continued
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
Omar Ahmed Sayid Khad, is a Canadian who was detained at Guantanamo Bay as a minor and held there for 10 years. For 8 years as a citizen news activist I helped the Omar Khadr support network of citizens, politicians, lawyers and one U.S. retired General who all called for Omar's freedom from prison. As a Civil Information Activist I published thier news stories on YouTube, shared newsletters at public gatherings and placed posters on city provided kiosks throughout Edmonton.
Omar Khadr's Canadian defence lawyer Dennis Edney (left) and American attorney, Samuel Morison of the United States Department of Defence.
Free News Sharing YouTube Channel
Drawing attention to Hockey Fan Violence. The Non Violence #1 Oilers Jersey is part of the 2017 Not a Bystander art project. Venues include Sir Winston Churchill Square, Rogers Center and The #ABLeg Grounds.
The 2017 Not a Bystander art project April 1 - July 1, 2017
#1 Oilers Jersey