Born and raised in the Netherlands where she attended the University of Utrecht, Doriane lived in several European countries. In addition to studying art abroad she completed numerous art courses and workshops in California. Originally an oil painter, she now concentrates on watercolor and acrylics.
A signature member of the Georgian Watercolor Society and the Louisiana Watercolor Society, she has won numerous prizes and had several one-person shows, amongst others at Stanford University and the Elizabeth Norton Gallery in Palo Alto, and has been represented by a number of galleries, especially in Carmel.
Hallmarks of her work are good composition and strong lights and darks, hinting at the symbolic equivalent: joy and sorrow, which appear in different guises in her work.
Her subject matter varies wildly: from landscapes - both foreign and local - people in various settings, water with reflections, the roses in her garden, to more unusual themes.