D. Ahsén:nase Douglas is an oil painter, children's story book author and educator. His work is primarily figurative and imbued with subtle emotion.

The artist’s work explores contemporary Indigenous identity, culture, perspectives and stories through the "figure". His paintings can be found within private and public collections across Canada and the United States, as well as Australia.

He is self-taught with formal training in art history and visual design, photography, computer science, social science and education. As an Indigenous Artist in Residence for the YRDSB he has been given the opportunity to share his art, culture and stories to a variety of students of all ages..

D. Ahsén:nase Douglas is Kanien'keha:ka (Mohawk) with roots in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory. He is recognized by the Ontario Arts Council as well as  the Canada Council for the Arts as a professional "Indigenous Visual Artist".

While he finds it amusing to watch people try to pronounce his Kanien'keha (Mohawk Language) name, he simply asks to be called "Dee".


My work is an extension of the questions I have about life and those relationships we all share with other beings. For me, this journey is a continuous learning experience where my goal is to walk the path of kindness.

Like myself, my art will not be complete until the end.




With a very special thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for all their support.