D. Ahsén:nase Douglas is a "Contemporary Realist" oil painter and educator. His work is primarily figurative and is said to be "imbued with subtle emotion". The artist’s work explores identity, culture and stories through the "figure". His paintings can be found within private and public collections across Canada and the United States.

He is embarrassingly self-taught with formal training in art history and visual design.

As an Indigenous Artist in Residence with the York Region District School Board and Educational Partner with the Toronto District School Board, he has been given the opportunity to share his art, culture and stories with a variety of students of all ages..

D. Ahsén:nase Douglas is Kanien'keha:ka (Mohawk - Bear clan) 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".

He signs all his paintings with his Kanien'keha (Mohawk Language) name and while he finds it amusing to watch people try to pronounce it, he simply asks to be called "Dee".




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