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After taking printing and commercial art in high school I started a 4 year graphic arts craftsman apprenticeship program in Toronto while working for Web Offset Publications. I came to Alberta in 1980 in my early 20s and was grandfathered in as a card carrying journeyman pressman while working for the Edmonton Sun. I was later hired at the Edmonton Journal and was required by the union to complete another 4 year apprenticeship program while I worked and was paid as a journeyman pressman. I was laid off from the Edmonton Journal Sept. 2013 after working 42 years in the newspaper industry. I took out my paint brushes and paints after not painting for 10 years and began to re-invent my life as a full time painter. This fall 2017 will be 4 years working as a full painter. Like printing, painting keeps me busy doing what I love. Enjoy!
From Printer to Painter - Life & Times Doug Brinkman