"Wheat Fields of Switzerland"
by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
...Vincent van Gogh painted dozens
of Wheat Fields
(series of paintings), borne out
of his religious studies
and sermons, connection to nature, appreciation
of manual laborers and desire to provide a means
of offering comfort to others.
In 1889 Van Gogh wrote of the way
in which wheat was symbolic to him:
"What can a person do when he thinks
of all the things he cannot understand,
but look at the fields of wheat...
We, who live by bread,
are we not ourselves
very much like wheat...
to be reaped when we are ripe."
Van Gogh saw in his paintings
of wheat fields an opportunity
for people to find a sense
of calm and meaning,
offering more to...
After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession. The Vanderlaans are both award-winning photographers and well-known both domestically and internationally.
Many of their images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida and the mountain vistas of the Smoky Mountains and many gorgeous scenes around the world. Their motto is Celebrate Life and that seemed a natural name for their gallery. Their images have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Turchin Art Center in Boone NC, Palm Beach Photography Museum and many other museums and galleries around the country. Some of their...
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