Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas

Deron Ahsenna-se Douglas, Raven, pass the feather

Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas

Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas

Mohawk, Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory

My name is Deron Douglas, I am a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist/author with roots in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory. I enjoy working with oils on canvas, stone and wood carving, clay, photography, water colour, acrylic, and print-making. Currently, I am illustrating children’s story books and creating cover art.

Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, painter, painting, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

I continue to work within my favourite medium and sign my oil paintings with my Kanien’kéha name as I did for over 40 years. My paintings can be found within private collections across Canada and the USA.

I grew up within a culture of oral storytelling, and I remember the many stories told by my father and grandmother around the kitchen table. In 2015, I released an illustrated children’s story book entitled Coyote Boy: An Original Trickster Story. My favourite story, which was told by my father, Wishé, is called Raké:ni’s Farm and is a true ghost story which has haunted my family for generations. This story along with my version of the Three Brave Hunters and The Great Bear were released in 2017.

I am currently an Artist in Residence, as well as a First Nations Storyteller and Student Advisor. I have formal training in the fine arts (art history and photography), visual design, computer science, social science, education, and I am a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.