Painted On Location
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Painted On Location
Painted On Location
1924 Maligne Lake  2014 YouTube

Irene Parby Park 2015 YouTube

Jasper's Train Yard  2015 YouTube
Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2014 YouTube
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Painted On Location
Edmonton River Valley Sidewalk 2014 
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park 2014
Maligne Lake early spring 2014 YouTube

Larry's Bay Maligne Lake 2014 YouTube

Edmonton River Valley Trail 2014
Millcreek Ravine 2013
South Shore, Nellie McClung Park 2014
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River along the Trans Canada, 1978

Painted On Location
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Trudeau Portrait 2015 YouTube
42 years newspaper pressman  YouTube
Phone 780.424.1538

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9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood 2001-2015 YouTube
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
Mountain above Maligne Lake #1  2015
Mountain above Maligne Lake #2 2015, YouTube

Mountain above Maligne Lake #3 2015 YouTube

House by 95 105 St NW Edmonton 2015  YouTube , Gift
Walterdale Bridge Construction, Winter Paint Project YouTube

The New Walterdale Bridge 2016 - News YouTube
Land is of matter, not of blood  (Alberta foothills) 1979
Two Girls on a Rock 1993, Gift to Janet Blond
Canvas signed by Mel Hurtig, National Party of Canada.
River Valley Joe, 2015 YouTube

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The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, 2015 YouTube
Painted On Location
Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2016 YouTube
Hidden from sight, 2016 
Donated to the Public Employees United Way Campaign
Community flower bed
Millcreek Ravine,  Gift
Millcreek,  Gift
Ezio Faraone Park,  Gift
Millcreek path,  Gift
Mountain above Maligne Lake
Frozen Maligne Lake
Painted On Location
River Valley wooded area  July, 2016 YouTube
Sketches and Sounds WATCH and LISTEN
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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 their 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. 1924 Maligne Lake YouTube
Painted on Location
Valleyview Alberta 2015 - YouTube
Painted On Location
Winter - February 2016, Gift
“Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure. ” - Lawren Harris
Painted On Location
The Loretta Maze - Pokémon GO
Two First Nations Women Protectors of Water, 2013 - 2015, Starbucks Coffee Cup Series
The photo by Paula Kirman taken during a rally at the Alberta Legislature became the inspiration behind the sketch study of the two women protesters that led to a painting that was donated to the Alberta Public Employees United Way Campaign to help raise funds for the United Way.​ 

Civil Information Activism - Free News Sharing Since March 2007 
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First snow fall, Gift Oct.2016 YouTube
YouTube: Challenges painting outdoors in winter
First Snowfall in October 
Doug's Sketch Studies Back Page
Make Noise - Free Speech, 2015  YouTube
Bruce Cockburn, 2000, canvas later used for another painting
Un-Titled, 1978
YouTube: The Portrait Painting of Justin Trudeau

Roughneck Protector of Oil, 2016
Starbucks Coffee Cup Series 
Nick's Cafe, 1994, Gift
Artworks Not For Sale
By Doug Brinkman 
September 1994

Swirl N' Splash
As oil 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

Lovers wrestle territory 
eyes so real like soul
flesh tones look so eerie 
be not timid come take hold

Have I caught your attention? 

Have I taken you someplace else?
do my images seduce your boundaries
are you feeling any doubt?

Tom Thompson was my mentor, 
but it was never his paintbrush you see!
But like wings of a dove he rode me above, 
pine wood thickets Algonquin he took me

look at me, look inside my naked frame
am I a fraud with paint brush 
Or like some god creating being?

Judge me...and you'll be judged!
Remember always our dreams.

Take hold my spirit when I am gone
for the love of creation from with-in my canvas your own reflection  - I hope you’ll see me. 

Tom's Autumn, 2016
Water and Oil is Life - Non Violence, 2016, Gift. YouTube
I started expressing my creative self as a toddler with 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 3 times and one time to the Rose Spit on Haida Gwaii . In Edmonton I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal for 27 years (Video). I was involved as a volunteer with community theatre, painting sets and doing public relations for Walterdale Playhouse Theatre. In 2007 I became a Civil Information Activist and began publishing Citizen Free News stories on YouTube, posters and leaflets. Today I continue practicing social artistry as a full-time artist and citizen news activist combining art with the news stories I publish. Unemployed since September 2013 I'm currently looking for P.T. work in Edmonton.
Sketch Studies from inside art galleries and around town
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.” - George Bernard Shaw
Jasper National Park: The perfect bug catcher is this wet sticky oil painting that's titled Larry's Bay Maligne Lake. YouTube
February, 2016: Picketing The Alberta Government to freely express art on the Alberta Legislature grounds. 
Photo by Axel Arenas-López
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius
"MAKE NOISE- FREE SPEECH" CBCinterview Canadians who use loud-speakers, bull-horns and shouting when expressing free speech in in the streets of Edmonton.
Edmonton rally calls on government to aid Syrian people: Activist Doug Brinkman, who spoke at the rally, pointed to the signs. All sides of the Syrian conflict believe in their respective causes, he said, but nobody should support the violence. "The bottom line is women and children are getting killed, Syrians are getting killed," Brinkman said. "Canada and other nations, including those who back up Bashar al-Assad ... they need to take a stand, too, against the violence. We all need to."  
Zoe Todd, CBC News Posted: Dec 17, 2016

Doug Brinkman 
Anonymous activists and other Edmontonians joined me defending freedom of speech for Canadians who express speech with loud speakers, bull horns and shouting. 
Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy
John F. Kennedy Speeches: The President and the Press: Address before 
the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit by Doug Brinkman
First Outdoor Art Show YouTube March 30, 2015: The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit
This oil painting titled The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit was completed March 2015 and featured outdoors publicly in areas round Edmonton for 120 art shows throughout the year. Sometimes I added a loud speaker to play the poem first read by the poet and young warrior Elizabeth Potskin in front of the Shaw Conference center after the closing of the TRC March 30, 2014. This painting has since been used for pickets defending free speech, freedom of expression and freedom of the press for myself and for others.  Doug Brinkman
Free News Sharing & Social Artistry
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
Front Page
2016 Fire and Rain art project
News and Art Feature: The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Inspired by a poem read by a local warrior after the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Alberta National Event
Letter: When you were told to leave...
May 20, 2015: I too was at the meeting tonight and as a Muslim woman was appalled that you were asked to leave. This was obviously not a women's only event and no woman there (Muslim or not) should have felt threatened by your (or any male) presence. Those of us who choose to cover in front of men were covered and those who choose not to sit by or speak to men had plenty of opportunity to exercise their right by sitting elsewhere. As a mother of three sons I teach my boys to stand up for all women and their rights, how would they do this if we alienated them from the issues that affect women? I don't know the reasons the one person had to ask you to be removed and I cannot judge, but I am very sorry you had to go through this! I hope this event does not stop you from attending future events or impression you to think Muslim women are closed minded or unapproachable to discuss important matters such as our freedoms. Sadaf
Civil Information Activist, Social Artist Doug Brinkman Bio and Statement
Romanian Anti Corruption Protest Alberta Legislature, Canada
Alberta Legislature Candlelight Vigil For Quebec Mosque Victims
Because I want her to know she has a voice - Womans March Edmonton
News YouTube Channel
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
Freely Expressing Art in Public Since September 2013 
End the Silence, End the Violence, 
Free the People of Syria
Idle No More Wake Up
News Archives December 2012
L.G.B.T. Mocks Womans March Edmonton - Exclusive Interview
Alberta Wide Rally November 5, 2016 - Albertan Speakers Corner
People Voice Support for Jallkattu Alberta Legislature
TheRebel Media Hosts Rally Against Alberta Government's Carbon Tax
Women's Warrior Song #yeg #StandingRock, #NoDAPL
Alberta Rally FOR-AGAINST Kinder Morgan Pipeline
Albertans are sick of the bull shit - Bernard Hancock Roughneck
#yeg #The43 
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Pokémon GO at the Alberta Legislature with Glen the Balloon Guy
Anti terrorism Bill 
Edmonton Protests C-51
Alberta Farmers & Ranchers Rally Against Bill 6, Alberta Legislature
Edmonton Artist Patrick Ennis Enjoys Showing Art Outdoors in Public
Friends of Children in Care Candlelight Vigil, Guest Speaker Robert P. Lee
YouTubes filmed & produced freely by Doug Brinkman
People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!
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