About the Artist and her Work
Falina Sinopah Lintner is an emerging oil painter working primarily en plein air, ala prima (on scene, outdoors, from life, in a single session) as well as within the studio. Many of her subjects are captured on outings year round in all the elements in her home area of Glacier National Park, Montana.
Falina carries her personally designed miniature pochade box along on all her adventures to both intimately remote and familiar locations. She finds the often strenuous and always meditative journey to the vistas she paints to be an integral part of the process to ground herself into a fit state to complete this challenging type of practice.
Falina frequently completes paintings at rapid paces, fifteen minutes to an hour. She does this to keep up with the fleeting light, to gain mastery of translating experience into paint with authenticity and acuracy, to continue to develop skills of painterly craftsmanship, and to limit the most challenging element of painting, one's own doubts.
When not pursuing the outdoor artist life or working full time as a pastry chef, Falina is making studio works by a window with nice light at home. If her plein air pieces are mementos, her studio works are memories: the moment colored by time and perspective.