It finally feels like Summer and the Stetson House is open, today from 12 noon to 4pm. This is a painting done by Louise I. (Cannaway) Ashton. She was born in 1905, grew up in Rockland, and lived most of her life in Hanover until her death in 1988. She decorated trays and boxes, restored and painted early American chairs, worked on braided and hooked rugs, and took up painting landscapes and seascapes in the 1960s. This example from a private collection is currently on display at the Stetson House through the summer in Artists of Hanover’s Past.