Maurice Seguin

Maurice Seguin, paintings, writings, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

Maurice Seguin

Maurice Seguin

Mattawa | North Bay First Nation

Maurice Seguin

My name is Maurice E. Séguin, I am a mixed French + Anishinaabe artist. I’ve come to know why I have long felt such a strong connection to the natural world - and why I paint what I paint, and why I have such a curiosity towards Indigenous cultures and their art forms - I am indigenous - with deep roots to the Algonquin peoples going back as far as the 1600s.

Maurice Seguin, paintings, writings, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

I’m discovering just how much we, as Indigenous peoples, identify with the land. This important connection has been a long journey of self discovery, and I am proud to take my place as an Algonquin. As a self-taught artist originally from Mattawa, Ontario, Kkkanada. From a very young age, I can remember having fun with colours, and how much of a challenge it was to create and capture the play between the light and the shadows. My techniques have evolved over the years. My life journey as lead me to the present. I am Anishinaabe of the Mattawa|North-Bay Algonquin First Nation living on Turtle Island in unceded Algonquin territory. I have and continue to draw inspiration from my love of trees, animals, water (the life giver) and such. I describe my pieces to be representational, my own interpretation. I am passionate about my artwork. To create works that are relatable and are understandable. I have always painted what I love. Having Indigenous roots explains why I paint what I paint. Learning about my ancestry, my culture and way of life is fueling my passion for painting the stories of my people. The importance of preserving our water (Nibi), flora and fauna and their habitats, and trees. My goal has never changed, to inspire people to want to conserve, preserve and protect our planet for future generations. I have received teachings from elders at the lodge attend in Moose Creek, and from my family members. ​​I currently reside in Ottawa, Ontario with family enjoying retired life.