Get Up🍁Stand Up For Your Rights!
She smiles after all that... Created with community input
2017 Not a Bystander art project
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project
Syrian Refugee, Flowering Bush 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 Artist's Private Collection Trouble Maker YouTube Artist's Private Collection Allen' Ginsberg's Sunflower sutra YouTube Painting during the eclipse YouTube
Flower bed Alberta Legislature
Focus on Anger, Violence,
Bullying and Racism
🍁 'O Canada' 150 True North Strong and Free YouTube
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 who said showing art on the grounds was inappropriate. 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 freedom of expression by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton and won back my freedom. The City has apologized. These are some of the words of encouragement that were added by supporters on my picket line. 42 days 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 (now re-painted over) YouTube
Paintings not for sale but are given away or reused for future art projects
August 26, 2015: Alberta Air Quality Worse than Beijing and New Delhi Globe and Mail
Non-Violence Hockey Jersey - Active since April 2017
"Standing together as individuals, they tried to tear us apart. So they could isolate us individually .... But we stuck together" - Alex Janvier
"We as artists must be careful not to fall prey to another form of colonization, for we are one of the most powerful voices of our people.... We must make our own work on our own terms" - Joseph Sanchez
"Your best work, when you do it, will always upset the general public – they're always a few years behind you." - Jack Bush
Sketch Studies of The Indian Group of Seven
Sketching hones my creative skills and builds confidence and understanding
Sketch Studies, Artist Bio and Poetry
The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation art project
Art Shows, Art Demonstrations & Pickets
From March 30, 2015 to June 20, 2018
2015/120, 2016/160, 2017/240, 2018/93
"Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed and it is creating change.
In the long term a lot of people are going to appreciate it." -Venezuelan woman, Alberta Legislature art show.
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project was more than focusing my camera and canvases on the wildfires of Alberta,
it was about defending rights and freedoms of myself and others. In Canada it is a constant struggle to remain free.
"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
The 2018 Status versus Motion art project began April, 2018 as an extension of Citizen Free News, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 territory. 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 and follows the business inside the Alberta Legislature and how the news media reports on it...
The Status Versus Motion art project
Active Citizenship, Social Artistry
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. Ernst Fischer
Art is Freedom
on the Alberta Legislature grounds
Maligne Canyon - Jasper National Park YouTube
Maligne Lake 2018- Jasper National Park
Flowers of Freedom, (gift) Outdoor winter painting YouTube
Doug Brinkman, September 1994
Swirl N' Splash as paint meets up with canvas, and inspiration fills my head of images that mirror my soul
Colour spreading danger, a new creation is born
can you see the holy fragments of a coming celestial storm
The Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for
any citizen to shrink from controversy. John F. Kennedy
Athabasca Falls 2018- Jasper National Park
Doug Brinkman, Citizen Free News since 2007