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, Not For Sale 

Painted On Location
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Trudeau Portrait 2015 YouTube
Artist, Active Citizen Doug Brinkman, 61
I started expressing myself with crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopaedia 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 courses in commercial art and printing, and took extra courses learning to develop photos and produce short video features. In my 20s I learned to fly earning a private pilot licence and moved to Alberta. In my 40s I hiked the West Coast Trail 3 times and today in my 60s I continue to pursue my lifelong journey in the arts. I came to Edmonton in 1980 to continue a career as a graphic arts craftsman, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I became 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. Today I keep myself active as a full time artist and continue to publish free news stories on YouTube.  I'm available to speak on my art, citizen news activism and coinciding news art projects.
42 years newspaper pressman  YouTube
Phone 780.424.1538

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9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood 2001-2015 YouTube Not For Sale
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 Sold
Walterdale Bridge Construction, Winter Paint Project
Not For Sale, YouTube

The New Walterdale Bridge 2016 - News YouTube
Land is of matter, not of blood  
(Alberta foothills) 1979, not for sale
This painting is starting to show some damage from aging. Needs a good cleaning and a good frame then maybe it'll last another 37 years. 
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, by Doug Brinkman
This 16" x 20" acrylic was painted on the Alberta Legislature grounds next to the bowling greens early June this year. Donated to be auctioned by the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance to help raise funds for the United Way Public Employees Campaign. Bidding begins soon - Learn More
251 Outdoor art shows around Edmonton and the Province of Alberta since March 2015
Community flower bed,  SOLD
Millcreek Ravine,  Gift
Millcreek,  Gift
Ezio Faraone Park,  Gift
Millcreek path,  Gift
Mountain above Maligne Lake, Sold
Frozen Maligne Lake, Sold
Painted On Location
River Valley wooded area  July, 2016 YouTube
Doug's Sketch Studies Back Page
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. 1924 Maligne Lake YouTube
Painted on Location
Valleyview Alberta 2015 - YouTube
Painted On Location
Winter - February 2016
1924 Maligne Lake 2014
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"
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The 2016 Fire and Rain art project
 ​ Phone: 780.424.1538 
“Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure. ” 
― Lawren Harris
News stories and coinciding art projects - Thank You for your donation and support
Link Direct Citizen Free News YouTube Channel
October 21, 2016: Demonstration for Parental Rights, Alberta Legislature 
September 11, 2016: Women's Warrior Song - Water is Life #StandingRock, #NoDAPL
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project 
People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!
Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing
Serving Edmonton Since March 2007

January 2016: I began to focus my camera and canvases on the wildfires and rains in Alberta 
I completed 24 paintings, 60 YouTube features, photos, News Stories and Artist Log. Back Page
Painted On Location
The Loretta Maze - Pokémon GO
Water, We have a responsibility to our children, 
2015 by Doug Brinkman. 
Donated and auctioned off last year by the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance part of the Alberta Public Employees Campaign to help raise funds for the United Way.​

United Way
Fort McMurray Wildfires - The Beast
The skies were filled with fames and smoke
The Crumpling Umbrella
The Transition from El Niño to La Niña
The North Saskatchewan Rising
First the rains came and then the floods
9 Year Civil Information 
Activist - Citizen Free News 
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project - Back Page Link
Citzen Free News
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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."

14 painting Fire and Rain art project collection will be offered for private sale to raise funds for charity after December 22, 2016. Details Back Page
Sisters in Spirit Walk - October 1, 2016
Some paintings are available for private sale 
October 22, 2016: Edmonton, on Treaty 6 Territory: Protest took place inside Sir Winston Churchill Square Saturday in defense of Muskrat Falls in Labrador and in solidarity to the hunger strikers Inuk artist Billy Gauthier and fellow hunger strikers Delilah Saunders and Jerry Kohlmeister.
Paint nothing but pictures.
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First snow fall Oct.2016 YouTube
As an artist I started to paint some of the subjects and topics of the news stories I published over the years on YouTube as a citizen news activist. Art like pictures and video can tell a story just as well as, if not better than most written words.  Almost all my paintings displayed here on this site I've documented and linked to my YouTubes. 
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.
YouTube: Clearing a path for Freedom on the Alberta Legislature Grounds
YouTube: Challenges painting outdoors in winter
First Snowfall in October 
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project that began January is a yearlong news coverage story on the wildfires and rains that followed in Alberta shared outdoors during art shows and video. This project was used 3 times to defend freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press on the Alberta Legislature grounds. It gave others a voice to freely express their stories of how the wildfires and the rains in Alberta had affected them their communities and the environment. Enjoy!   Doug Brinkman
Music : I See Fire - The Hobbit - Ed Sheeran - by Peter Hollens
Play/Pause - I see fire...
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