Dorian van Braam was born in England, in 1984. At the age of four his family moved to Ireland where he was brought up and educated.
On finishing school he left Ireland to live in Madrid, Spain; executing private commissions whilst honing his techniques and experimenting with subject matter.
After a period in Spain, on returning to Ireland, he embarked upon his first solo exhibition 'Shedding light' showing in the Jones gallery Dun-garvan Co.Waterford in 2005. With wide-spread appraisal and promising sales he undertook himself the renovation of a pair of derelict out-houses at the family home in Fiddown, south Kilkenny; where he worked and exhibited from. During this time he had multiple exhibitions, both solo and group; as well as partaking in various arts festivals throughout the region alongside and with internationally acclaimed artists; dabbling with various subject matter, collections of still lifes and forays into surrealism.
In late 2008 he moved to Florence, Italy; in order to continue his development and get a footing on a foreign market. In 2009 he exhibited as part of a group show at Galleria Mentana, in Florence city centre entitled '3 Spazzi Aperti' curated by Giovanna Laura Adreani. This was followed up after considerable media coverage and positive feedback from the local arts community with a number of other group shows, solo shows and representation at Artefiera in Bologna.
He continued living and painting in Florence for a number of years, exhibiting in various venues and art spaces.
He has since moved to England and is now working between London, Surrey and West Sussex.