The late Doreen Jetten chose Thunder Bay, Ontario as home in 1953, when, as a highly qualified English nurse, she arrived from Africa to take up a position at Port Arthur General Hospital. The stunning northern panorama of lakes, trees and water inspired the already talented watercolourist to augment her artistic prowess through fine arts studies at Lakehead University and courses by noted Canadian and American artists. By 1964, her artistic endevours had assumed a more prominent role in her live and she left her nursing position to pursue her growing talent in this area.
Doreen participated in annual solo shows, several multi-artist exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and outdoor art fairs. She was most proud of her invitational solo art exhibition held during the Festival de Musique in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1980.
Known Particularly for landscape oils and delicate watercolours, her paintings are featured in private collections throughout the world.