Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2014 YouTube
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
South Shore, Nellie McClung Park 2014
River along the Trans Canada, 1978
42 years newspaper pressman YouTube
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
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.
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The Poet & Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, 2015 YouTube Big Tree on the Legislature Grounds 2016 YouTube
Hidden from sight, 2016
Donated to the Public Employees United Way Campaign
Mountain above Maligne Lake
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
Winter - February 2016, Gift
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
First snow fall, Gift Oct.2016 YouTube
YouTube: Challenges painting outdoors in winter
First Snowfall in October
Make Noise - Free Speech, 2015 YouTube
Bruce Cockburn, 2000, canvas later used for another painting
YouTube: The Portrait Painting of Justin Trudeau
Roughneck Protector of Oil, 2016
Starbucks Coffee Cup Series
Private Art Collection Not For Sale
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. Jasper National Park: The perfect bug catcher is this wet sticky oil painting that's titled Larry's Bay Maligne Lake. YouTube
Doug's Sketch Studies: Watch and Listen
By Doug Brinkman
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.