About the Artist and her Work
Falina Sinopah Lintner is an emerging oil painter working primarily en plein air, ala prima (on scene, from life, in a single session). Many of her subjects are captured on outings in her home area of Glacier National Park, Montana. This work is a practice in finding presence within oneself and one's world to turn the momentary into tangible memory, as well as being a formal pursuit
Falina carries her personally crafted miniature pochade box along on all her adventures to both intimately remote and familiar locations. She finds the often strenuous and meditative journey to the vistas she paints to be an integral part of the process to center 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 the hard skills of painterly craftsmanship, to combat self-doubt, to bring herself into presence, and to limit the most challenging element of painting from life in the mountains: the elements.
Falina conducts these plein air pieces year round in all the elements of beautfiul NW Montana. When she isn't pursuing her passions, sauntering and skiing through alpine treasures or painting on scene and in her studio, Falina is working full time as a pastry chef to support her own endeavors and brighten lives with edible artistry.