News & Events


The Almenara Art Price 2023

August 5nd, 2023

So happy to announce that "Puppy Before the Rain" and "The Weight" has been selected for the first round of the Almenara Art Prize 2023 in Spain!

The first round of selections are currently on display online at until October 31, 2023.

Thank you to the judges for getting me this far!


Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

August 2nd, 2023

Today I met the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

She was given a private tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre for a group exhibit I feel honored to be included - "Letters to the Earth: Between Despair and Hope"

I found her to be a warm, friendly and an intelligent person who has an intense interest in the arts. It was a real pleasure meeting her today as well as to be given the opportunity to speak of my paintings.


Finalist - Top 150 Figurative Artists

Figuratieve Kunst Vandaag (Belgium)

August 1st, 2022

I'm honored that I have been chosen as one of the Finalists - Top 150 Figurative Artists at the International FiKVA Award for 2022 by the Figuratieve Kunst Vandaag in Belgium.

Although not exhibited, I am thrilled to be listed among so many distinguished peers from 65 different countries worldwide.


"Seven Generations"
returns home.

December 20th, 2022

After continued touring from museum to museum, "Seven Generations" has returned home to the studio. I picked her up last weekend from a long exhibit at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo in the  Centre for Peace Advancement's Grebel Gallery

"Thank you again. I heard so many words of appreciation for Seven Generations. For many it was the piece that drew them into the gallery and made them deeply reflect on our responsibilities to create a better world for our children." - Teresa Edge, Co-ordinator, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement


The Wellington Times

Junly 28th, 2022

The guest artist, Ahsén:nase, is originally from Kahnawà: ke, near Montreal and is self-taught, painting Indigenous subjects in a classical Renaissance style. He had a natural talent for painting and drawing, and has been painting in oils since the age of 12...

Read the entire article here:
Wellington Times - Art & Design

Rutherford Falls - Season 2, Episode 3 - Reagan's Parent's Home


Paintings Aquired for
Season 2 of Rutherford Falls

June 21st, 2022

I've been sitting on this news for almost a year (which is hard for me). But since Rutherford Falls Season 2 dropped last week I can announce that Universal/Peacock acquired the rights to use three of my paintings in the TV show… Rutherford Falls Season 2.

As an Indigenous centric TV series with indigenous actors , writers, direction & production I am thrilled, proud & grateful for this! Nia:wen

Also should add that all these paintings can be purchases as a museum quality Giclée prints - click here


Roberta Jamieson - Commission

Released March 2nd, 2022

Last Fall I was commissioned to paint the portrait of Roberta Jamieson for Minerva Magazine. I am honored and cannot express how much this means to me on a personal level.

Roberta Jamieson—a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory—was the first Indigenous woman in Canada to earn a law degree and the first woman to be elected chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She was also Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario, and served ten years as Ontario’s first female Ombudsman.

She was awarded the Order of Canada on 13 April 1994 and invested on 1 March 1995 as a Member of the Order of Canada.

On 30 June 2016, she was promoted to an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for "her contributions to indigenous people across Canada, particularly her work to improve funding, access and opportunities for indigenous youth in the area of education.

"Roberta Jamieson"
Oil on Linen - 22x28
The private collection of Roberta Jamieson

Read the full article: Minerva Issue 5: Celebrating Roberta Jamieson


TVO Arts - January 27, 2022

Happy to annouce that I had a small part in the voiceover for the new TVO art show called TVO Arts. Released January 27. It's the fourth episode and is called "Kenojuak Ashevak, The Enchanted Owl | TVO Arts"


CBC News - August 12, 2021

In Unmarked, a painting now showing at a Toronto art gallery, a young Indigenous girl holds a human skull in her hands and stares at the viewer, her eyes full of sadness.

D. Ahsén:nase Douglas, a Kanien'kehá:ka painter with roots in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, created the artwork in January 2020, more than a year before the discovery of unmarked graves of children at Indian residential schools in Canada.

For Douglas, who considers himself a figurative painter, Unmarked depicts the loss of culture, language and children that occurred because of the Canadian residential school system. He said residential schools took away and "destroyed" the next generation of Indigenous people.

The painting is especially relevant now, he added.

To read the entire article here

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Summer of 2017

I am pleased to announce that the Woodland Cultural Centre has acquired "Wendigo Triptyck" for their permanent collection. It will be shown at the Aurora Cultural Centre from May 9th to August 3rd, after which it will be delivered for placement within the museum’s Residential School exhibit.

The Collections Registrar had this to say about the painting:
" inspires a good representation of what a child might have felt going to a residential school. I am absolutely delighted to be able to put it in the museum..."

The Executive Director had these kind words to say about the piece:
"[Wendigo Triptych] will be displayed as part of the permanent exhibition area showcasing artifacts from the Mohawk Institute found during the recent renovations to the building. "Wendigo" is a timely work which perfectly embodies the terror, isolation, loneliness, and cultural depravations experienced by the Indigenous children brought to the Mohawk Institute Residential School."

I am deeply honored & grateful.


Coyote Boy

"Coyote Boy: an original trickster story" is a children's story book I originally wrote and illustrated. It's semi-autobiographical and based on a dream I had when I was around 8 years old. When it was first published in 2015 it was selected by the Southern Ontario Library Association for the "First Nation Communities Reading Program".

Published with Indigenous Education Press & Bear Spirit Press, it can be found at, Amazon as well as other online stores locally and within Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK.

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