Peg Flood is a watercolor painter, photographer, and writer living in Orleans. She was born and grew up in Norwood, MA on Ellis Pond in an extended family “compound” of houses built by her paternal grandfather. Summers were spent in simple, old cottages on a bluff overlooking the Town Cove in Eastham and with maternal grandparents nearby in Orleans. She is a graduate of William Smith College in Geneva, NY, and holds an MBA from Northeastern University. After living in Worcester county and the Boston area, and traveling extensively, her memories pulled her back to her Cape Cod roots, where she is a member of the Chatham Creative Arts Center, Cape Cod Art Center, and Cape Cod Writers’ Center. Her writing, art and photos have appeared in Cape Cod and national magazines. She specializes in painting Cape Cod landscapes, buildings, and nature. Drawing on her Scandinavian heritage and her memories of childhood summers in cozy, old cottages, she strives for a feeling of “hygge” in her art. In Danish, “hygge” is the lifestyle of contentedness, with warm and happy feelings resulting from the enjoyment of simple things and the company of family and friends. She is a former IBM software engineer. You can find her on Instagram @PegatCape.