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Grand Forks artist Pieper Bloomquist has created a large Swedish Dalmalning painting on canvas that hangs in her dining room. Bloomquist began painting twenty years ago in the Dalmalning style, but also does Norwegian Rosemaling as well.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Grand Forks painter preserves folk art from her ancestral homeland of Sweden

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Grand Forks painter Pieper Bloomquist is the essence of calm as her small hands lay down delicate black lines of paint, turning a few broad strokes of color into an intricate dance of leaves, blooms and buds.


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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. More examples of her work can be found at
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