Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
1924 Maligne Lake - 2014
Acrylic, unframed 16 x 20 inch 
For Sale/Inquire 780.424.1538
Irene Parby Park -2015
Oil & Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch
Jasper's Train Yard - Spring 2015
Oil & Acrylic 16 x 20 inch unframed $200
Big Tree inside Legislature Grounds - 2014 
unframed Acrylic 16 x 20 inch
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Edmonton River Valley Sidewalk - 2014
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch  
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park -2014
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch 
Maligne Lake early spring - 2014
Oil, unframed 16 x 20 inch
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Larry's Bay Maligne Lake -2014 
Oil unframed 16 x 20 inch
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Edmonton River Valley Trail - 2014 
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch 
Millcreek Ravine - 2013
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch
1924 Maligne Lake (2014): It was in 1924 when members of Canada’s Group of Seven expanded their artistic subject matter to include Western Canada. That year, Lawren S. Harris, a founder and key spokesperson for the Group, and fellow Group member A.Y. Jackson traveled to Jasper National Park.​ 90 years later, in the early spring of 2014, I spent my evenings sketch studying Lawren Harris and A.Y.Jackson inside the Art Gallery of Alberta, where thier works were on display. Later that year, in the spring and fall,  I set out with my backpack, canvas and paints to paint in the same area of Maligne Lake as they did 90 years earlier. 
Original Paintings By Doug Brinkman 
 YouTube: 1924 Maligne Lake 2014
I'm now available for commissioned Art Work: labour rates $30 an hour plus materials. Includes travel and accommodation costs.  
Valleyview Alberta -  Fall 2015
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch  $200

South Shore, Nellie McClung Park- 2014
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
A Painting of Joe by the River Valley-2015
Acrylic  unframed 16x20 inch 
Night Visions - 2015
Oil, unframed 22 x 30 inch $200
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Trudeau Portrait- 2015
Acrylic  unframed 16x20 inch 
For Sale/Inquire 780.424.1538
YouTube Produced by Doug Brinkman

"I adore the Rockey Mountains and this painting connected to my heart. 
It inspires me and brings me peace when I connect to it. 
Blessings, Charmaine "
 Edmonton's River Valley 
Kate Hatch comments on Trudeau Portrait- 2015:
"Great job Doug, your talent shines no matter what you do. I love how you choose nice soft colour, and captured the intensity in his face. I think that says it all about Justin Trudeau. Way to go! "

Paul S. Graham comments on 1924 Maligne Lake - 2014 
"Thanks, Doug. You've lifted me out of my work focused daze and promise to propel me into shooting landscapes. Truly inspiring!"
My 2016 art project focuses on the wildfires that have increasingly charred Alberta’s and Canada’s woodlands each year. As a video news activist, in the past I have captured images from news stories I produced on YouTube and transferred those images onto canvas with oil paints and acrylics. This year, I plan to focus my camera and canvas on the environment, specifically on the destructive nature wild-fires are having on forests and prairies in Alberta. I will document my experiences on YouTube and produce a series of paintings for public outdoor display later this year on the Alberta Legislature grounds and other public places in and around Edmonton. The $1500 I need to raise will help pay for travel costs and accommodation at the locations to which I'll be traveling to paint. Funds will also help cover the costs of canvases and paints, and will help advertise and promote this art project once my outdoor exhibitions begin during the summer. Last year, as a full-time artist, I made $950 in sales. This is why I'm asking for your help today in funding my 2016 art project Fire & Rain. Help me make my art project a reality for others to contemplate and appreciate. "I want to share its story"Artist, Active Citizen Doug Brinkman

2016 Art Project "Fire and Rain"
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August 26, 2015 CALGARY: Calgary air quality worse than Shanghai due to wildfire smoke. CTV News
YouTube: Slave Lake Fire of 2011 - Fire and Rain Art Project
News Clips " Wildfire season officially started March 1st. 2016  Wildfire Alberta
July 4, 2015 EDMONTON: As of Saturday afternoon, there were 121 wildfires burning in Alberta, making for “very high” air quality health risks in parts of the province. Global News
Doug Brinkman Artist, Active Citizen - Age 61
As a kid, I first expressed my creativity on my parents' basement walls and inside the blank pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopaedia collection. My parents put a stop to that and began to supply me with a steady stream of paper and pencils with which to draw. In high school I took courses in commercial art and printing, and learned how to develop photos and produce short video features. As editor of the high school newspaper, Out to Lunch, I handed out copies of the paper during lunch hours for 5 cents a copy. I’ve always been inspired by Canada's Group of Seven. In my teens and early twenties, I would spend many Saturdays inside the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, studying the art.

My Irish grandfather told me, "Edmonton is a great city." He approved of my decision to move west from Ontario with everything I owned loaded into the back of my Ford pickup. I came to Edmonton in 1980 to continue a career as a newspaper printer, first for the Edmonton Sun and finally with the Edmonton Journal. I also became involved with community theatre, painting sets and volunteering as public relations director for Walterdale Playhouse Theatre. In 2007 I began producing YouTube news stories as a civil information activist, now known as Citizen Free News or Citizen Free News Sharing. I produce Citizen Free News as a part of my social entrepreneurship commitment to my community, Edmonton, as an artist.. Along life’s journey I became a father of 4 and a grandfather of 1. Early in life I got my pilot’s licence, and in my 40s completed the 
West Coast Trail 3 times. 
42 Years Graphic arts craftsman, newspaper printer.  YouTube
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Hiking The West Coast Trail 1996
2015 was my first year working full time as a painter. I sold 4 paintings, donated 1 to help raise funds for the United Way, and gave 4 paintings as gifts to family members. 
Sunday March 6 2016 BOREALIS GALLERY:  hour sketch study of Lawren Harris's Tumbling Glacier Berg Lake (1929), located at Athabasca inside Jasper National Park. Alberta Legislature Art Gallery

Wednesday March 9 2016 AGA: Jackson Beardy's 1978 Spirit Being.
Wednesday March 2, 2016 AGA: 40-minute study of 
Lawren Harris's "Winter House". AGA.
Wednesday March 9 2016 AGA: Norval Morrisseau's Artist in Union with Mother" (1972). Norval is a member of the PNIAI Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.
Note: I added legs with my own interpretation
Painted On Location
Paintings freely shown outdoors inspire and share stories
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, I received this email with the attachments of a Certificate of Appreciation and letter of thanks from the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance United Way auction coordinator. I met the coordinator last summer during one of my outdoor art shows and painting demonstrations on the Alberta Legislature Grounds. She asked if I would consider donating a piece of art to help raise funds for the United Way auction. I was thrilled and wanted to be a part of this worthy cause so I gave this painting, Water, we have an obligation to our children. This painting focuses on humanities and the environment and was inspired by one of many protest rallies on the steps of the Alberta Legislature that I covered as a citizen news activist. This painting during 2015 helped raise awareness during public outdoor art shows about our responsibility as humans to look after our environment for future generations. 
ART,  Water, we have an obligation to our children
Freedom of Expression/ART
Freedom of Expression/Art, Food Truck Permit Required 
The City of Edmonton now requires artists to first obtain a food truck vendor’s permit and provide proof of liability insurance before showing art in public areas of Edmonton, even if it's just for show and tell. Street Vending Team Current Planning, City of Edmonton 5th floor, HSBC Building, 10250 - 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Anonymous gave $100
"Love your art and thank you for being at the March 8 Rally to see what it was really like and protecting free speech for everyone."

Anonymous gave $50
"So proud of you, you go get 'em, we all need to pay attention and to help to heal this planet and humanity through love and kindness and mindfulness xo"
January 10, 2016 TORONTO:Parks Canada firefighting funds almost gone after 2015’s 122 wildfires Climate scientists have predicted that busier fire seasons in the coming years will be one of the impacts of global warming following a record number in 2015. Toronto Star
Wednesday March 23, 2016 AGA: 1 hour sketch study, Art Gallery of Alberta of Norval Morrisseau's Sioux Sundance.
Three Trees Legislature Grounds - 2016
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch 

Freedom of Expression/ART Sketch Studies
"We as artists must be careful not to fall prey to another form of Colonization. We must make our own work on our own terms." - Joseph Sanchez, Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI)
Can I add ART to my Fries and Gravy? - NOT!
Free the little man/ART
In 2015 my oil painting originally titled The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit was inspired by a YouTube I published as a Citizen News Activist at a rally and march to the Alberta Legislature after the closing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Alberta National Event on March 30, 2014. After it was painted, I began to show it outdoors in public places from March 30, 2015 until March 30, 2016. This painting was re-titled Truth speaks volumes has been seen and its story told to thousands on the streets of Edmonton. Thanks to Elizabeth Potskin a.k.a.Tipiskâw Pîsim for her strength and inspirational poem
Truth speaks volumes  - 2015
Oil, unframed 22x28  inch
For Sale/Inquire 780.424.1538
Over 120 Free Outdoor Art Show and Tell and Pickets in 2015 around Edmonton
Thurday March 31, 2016 AGA: 1 hour sketch study A.Y.Jackson's 
Old Sheds Quebec
Wednesday March 30, 2016 AGA: 1 hour sketch study of A.J.Casson's 1957 North Country Farm 
"I think it's more important to show your work to the public" -Ai Weiwei          Free the little man/ART
Fire and Rain
Wapiti Gallery 
        Doug Brinkman 
           Artist, Active Citizen                                             Active Citizenship -  Free News Sharing             780.424.1538
2016 Art Project
Free Speech - Make Noise
Painted On Location
9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood  - 2001, 2013, 2015
Oil & Acrylic, unframed 36x30  inch - More Information
For Sale/Inquire 780.424.1538
January 2002:  I Love NY on snow 120 yard Kingsman football field. Doug and his wife Sarah spent an afternoon cutting paths through snow to create this message to our friends and family south of the border.
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
Doug Brinkman's Wednesday April 6, 2016: AGA Wednesday Night 45 minute sketch study of Carl Ray's 1977 Medicine Bear. 
Smoke-filled sky hangs over Edmonton
Wednesday April 13, 2016:  Sketch study of Carl Ray's 1977 Ja-ka-Byash 
Wednesday April 6, 2016: This 30 minute sketch study is of A.Y. Jackson's 1935 Three Lone Shacks, St. Fabien.
Prospect Point & Two Ravens was painted inside the Legislature grounds. Part of my 2016 Fire and Rain art project. Unframed 16 x 20 inch 
Not For Sale at this time /Inquire 780.424.1538
April 19, 2016 EDMONTON: Dry conditions and high winds fed wildfires Monday that led to a highway closing and evacuations in central and northern Alberta. After a mild winter with little precipitation, conditions were ripe for Alberta’s wildfire season to get an early start.

“I’ve been fighting fires here in Slave Lake for 25 years and I’ve never seen them this dry at this time of the year,” said Jamie Coutts, regional chief of Lesser Slave Lake Fire Services. “We’re getting middle-of-May conditions in the middle of April. That’s a little nerve-racking.”

As of Monday, 11 new Alberta wildfires were reported in the prior 24 hours — three of which were later extinguished. About 181 hectares had burned across the province so far this wildfire season, compared to a five-year average of 125 at this time of year.  Edmonton Journal
Freedom of Expression/ART 
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” - E.B. White
Freedom of Expression/ART - Adventure
"Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure" - Lawren Harris
Freedom of Expression/ART - Sketch Studies Continued 
 These Paintings are for SHOW & TELL only and are Not For Sale at this time /Inquire 780.424.1538
Sketch Studies
Freedom of Expression/ART  - Love of Learning
Wednesday April 21, 2016: Caribou by Doug Brinkman, Inspired from Eddy Cobiness 1979 Caribou
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Freedom of Expression/ART    BAN LIFTED - I'm back on the Alberta Legislature Grounds 
"I think there is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression." - Ai Weiwei                     Free the little man/ART
Edmonton is a noisy city - YouTube by Doug Brinkman titled "Make Noise - Free Speech" A Visual/Sound/Art compilation of free speech expressed loudly by Albertans
Wednesday Evening and last Thursday of the Month Sketch Studies, 7:30 - 9 PM, Inside the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) 
My 2016 art project focuses on the wildfires that have increasingly charred Alberta’s and Canada’s woodlands each year. Help me raise $1500 for my art project
Blue Dot Sale   May 1 to June 30 on selected Art - Reduced to $50 - $200
Mountain above Maligne Lake, Solstice #1 - 2015
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch  - $200

Mountain above Maligne Lake, Solstice #2 - 2015
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch $200

Mountain above Maligne Lake, Solstice #3 - 2015
Acrylic unframed 16 x 20 inch $200

House by 95 105 St NW Edmonton - 2015
Acrylic  unframed 9x12 inch $200

Winter - February 2016
Oil, unframed 9 x 12 inch $150

February 2016 Tom's Autumn
Acrylic  unframed 9x12  inch $150

2015 Prarie Urban Scene
Acrylic  unframed 9x12 inch $150

         Original Paintings By Doug Brinkman 
Since the City of Edmonton requires me to purchase a food truck permit each time I want to show my art outdoors freely (not sell) I now stage Civil Information Actions and employ my art to help freely express ideas and change on political, community and human rights issues of the day.  

Civil Information Actions (CIA): Is free news and information sharing action by citizens to the public and is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It’s modernized activism I’ve personally used for important political, community and human rights issues of the day. Civil Information Actions are conducted in a non-confrontational manner and respects people, property and the rule of law. I co-founded Civil Information Activism in 2007 and started to use it beginning with Edmonton Questions 9/11. I continued to achieve success with other political causes and campaigns using Civil Information Actions. Today I continue to freely report the news and available to speak on the topic of Civil Information Activism. With a donation to my 2016 Fire and Rain art project I will share my success stories and my expertise on how you can become the media as a citizen. 

Yours for Freedom of Expression, 
Artist and Active Citizen Doug Brinkman

Outdoor Art Shows become Civil Information Actions 
Food For Thought: Can you add art on your fries and gravy? 
Outdoor Art Shows become Civil Information Actions... 
Citizen Free News on
Over 1/2 Million Views, Serving Edmonton Since March 2007
People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard! 
All videos and photos are free to share so long as my name Doug Brinkman is given credit. Citizen Free News, also known as Civil Information Activism, is a not-for-profit, free news-sharing service that is a part of my social entrepreneurship commitment to my community as an artist. Send corrections and all inquires to Doug Brinkman at 780.424.1538 or by e-mail to
Wednesday April 27, 2016: sketch study is of Norval Morrisseau's 1972 Shaman Rider
Join me every Wednesday Evening 
7:30 - 9 PM, inside the (AGA) 
Art Gallery of Alberta
Doug Brinkman
Hiking The River Valley 2016