B. 1942. Rotterdam, Holland
Between 1961 and 1968, Doruyter attended the University of British Columbia. He worked in marine design for a number of years which allowed him to explore the BC coast which influenced his subject matter and style. Doruyter currently lives in Penticton, BC.
"Through my travels I have always been drawn to isolated places. In the past these were physical geographical parts of the world I have experienced. Now I find myself going inward, areas of spiritual and emotional isolation that I find disturbing and fascinating. I find recording the former on board or canvas much easier than the latter, but that only adds to the attraction."