Created By: Tammy Rea
Acrylic on texturized canvas: 24” x 40” $950
Susan Hay’s fervent interest in rocks, water and trees makes Haliburton County the perfect environment to provide endless inspiration for her paintings. Her distinctive, vibrant, textured landscapes are widely collected. A passion for horses also led her to focus on local barns—features of the landscape that are rapidly disappearing.
About the Work
The old barn at the corner of Calico Road and Highway 21 was built by the Moon family, pioneer settlers in Dysart Township. Thomas Stratton Moon married Jane Batchelor. They emigrated to Canada, to the Municipality of Dysart et al. Their son, John, and his bride, Clara, were married in St. George’s Anglican Church.
The Moons built a large brick home on the shores of Kashagawigamog Lake thought to be associated with the barn. Horses were the great love of the family; the girls rode into town on lovely hunters on side saddles and the family had beautiful wagons, buggies, sleighs and cutters. The barn housed a variety of livestock. The beautiful fieldstone section on one end was bulldozed around 2010. I used a photo of the barn as a reference for this painting.
Calico Barn can be viewed at Stone 21@Pinestone.
For more information about Stone 21, and the Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre see www.pinestone-resort.com
This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail