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
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9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood 2001-2015 YouTube
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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
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
Painted On Location
The Loretta Maze - Pokémon GO
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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.​ 

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Blog: EDMONTON QUESTIONS 9/11
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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 
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Nick's Cafe, 1994, Gift
Private Art Collection Not For Sale
Seven Matches, 2017
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.
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Jasper National Park: The perfect bug catcher is this wet sticky oil painting that's titled Larry's Bay Maligne Lake. YouTube

Doug Brinkman 
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2016-160 art shows
2017-40 art shows...
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THE PAINTER
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. 


untitled, March 17, 2017