Abbey Gardens - Erratics - Janet Bradley

DysART Trail

Abbey Gardens - Erratics - Janet Bradley

Haliburton, Ontario K0M, Canada

Created By: Tammy Rea

Point of Interest Details


Oil: 18” x 24” $250

Janet Bradley is a painter on full alert. While driving, she finds herself noticing the shades of green in the adjacent foliage and images that present themselves as paintings in her mind. In the early 90’s, she began painting when a friend encouraged her to join a folk-art class. She was hooked. Later, she realized that painting real subjects and landscapes was her passion. Working mostly with oils, she embraces the challenges of landscape painting and also greatly enjoys painting animals. She is a member of Harvey Walker’s Monday art group and has come to realize that painting is a never-ending learning curve.

About the Work

It was during the Hike Haliburton Festival that I first saw these monstrous rocks. They are absolutely enormous and hidden in a part of the township that is rarely seen by the public. Erratics are boulders that were scraped along the earth’s surface during the ice age and unceremoniously dumped by glaciers. I was so awed by these rocks that I had to paint them. A lone figure at the centre of the painting indicates of the size of these structures.

Erratics can be viewed at Abbey Gardens. Abbey Gardens offers organic gardens, Food Hub, educational displays and local businesses (including a craft brewery) located in the Haliburton Highlands. For more information on Abbey Gardens see

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