Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Art Is Freedom, 10 years ago today I began painting after 13 years not...

2023-09-16, Painter's Notes, Artistic Milestone: 10 years ago today, September 16, 2013, My first painting in 13 Years - Millcreek Ravine Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20" Enjoying my freedoms. #outsiderart #intuitiveart #socialart #quantumart #ArtIsFreedom

September 16, 2013, First Painter's Notes: 40 Lbs of a backpack full of easels, paint, water, canvases, brushes, and a painter's lunch, I hiked to the Millcreek ravine from downtown to paint my first acrylic painting in 13 years ... I A story to share with my old painting pal David Hayes, art enthusiasts Forrest Bard, Kathy Kline Christopher, Kate Hatch & Doreen Margaret Brinkman
...along the way, I met 2 old friends of ours, Andrea and his Algerian wife Nassar, whom we've not seen in 10 years. We had LOTS to talk about! - Later, behind the Muttart, I stopped by to chat with a group of local EPS photographing our newest tax-paid police pickup truck on the hill behind the Muttart Conservatory.cc Elise Stolte Edmonton Journal. GOOD GRIEF: It took me 2 hours to arrive at my painting destination from a hike that usually takes 20 minutes to do from my downtown condo- It was enjoyable chatting it up with old friends and members of the Edmonton police service - I arrived at my painting destination at 10 am ... The following post will show the results of my efforts after 13 years of hiatus, 4 hours of painting, and, of course, chatting it with every other jogger, dog owner, and hiker who stopped by to watch my masterpiece unfold. 

Several versions of the Millcreek Ravine have been painted since.

The Rose Hip art project, 
From March 20 - December 21, 2024

Art is Freedom
2013, 9 Afghan boys gathering firewood, 911
2014, Return to Jasper, Lake Maligne 1924, (1979)
2015, The Judge & Poet, We First Nations, Metis and Inuit
2016, Fire and Rain art project, Alberta Wildfires and Flooding
2017, Not a Bystander art project to Anger, Violence, and Bullying
2018, The Status versus Motion art project, Alberta Politics, and Media
2019, More Circles than Squares, Political, Social & Environmental Social Art
2020, Freedom to Express and Listen, Defending My Individual Rights & Freedoms
2021, The Misty HeArt project, Art Show and Tell, Share and Listen.
2022, Abstracts of Light & Shadows, Good Dog, Bad Dog, Wolf or Bear?
​2023, Listen to my heArt beat... Painter's Notes & QuickDrawn Conclusions

2024, The Rose Hip Art Project
Source on Vitamin C, Seeds of Love

ESENTI (verb) means free in Italian
2023-08-09, The Painter, Doug Brinkman, 68: I started expressing my creativity as a kid with a box of crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopedia collection. So, my parents began supplying me with a steady stream of paper and pencils to draw and expand my creativity. 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 license, and moved to Edmonton from Toronto. In my 40s, I hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island 3 times and once to the Rose Spit on Haida Gwaii Island.


Living in Edmonton, I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman operating mostly Goss high-speed web offset newspaper printing presses, first for the Edmonton and Toronto Suns and finally for the Edmonton Journal (YouTube, Printers Make Good Impressions). I volunteered at Walterdale Community Theatre, painting sets and doing public relations. I was laid off from my newspaper job in 2013 after 42 years and attempted to start a business Hawkeyi Media Inc, with a grant from Alberta Works. It failed after losses, so I retired and now work freely as a social artist in my 10th year and citizen news activist in my 16th year. I don't sell my art, it's a passion, so I keep them or give them to my wife, family, friends, and strangers. Sometimes I'll add to their stories by adding more paint or altogether painting over them, creating new art projects. Art is my freedom, my heArt is for you...

2019, 2021,The Flower Harvest, SCREAM!

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