Falina Sinopah Artworks
About the Artist and Artwork
Falina Sinopah Lintner is an emerging oil painter from the area of Glacier National Park, Montana. Falina shares moments worth living in a place worth loving, in the language she knows best. With intimacy and authenticity, Falina captures moments from a life in the wild with paintings made both on scene and in the studio. Falina’s paintings are stylistically themed by energetic gesture, resonant lighting, vibrant use of color, conscious use of scale, confident pleasure in mark-making, dynamic composition, and a sense of veneration for her subjects.
Falina carries her handmade miniature pochade box along on all her hikes and climbs as well as daily outings to both remote and familiar areas, often in Glacier National Park. She finds the journey to the vistas to be an integral part of the process to center her into a fit state to complete this challenging art form. She works with oils on small 3x5 or 5x7 pre-toned carton paper to paint directly from life without sketching. This deliberate practice is performed to gain mastery of effortless observation and painting. Falina focuses on what IS and attempts to translate it directly to paint in order to encapsulate a moment that she had the privilege to be truly present for. Falina’s body of plein air work and its method inform both her lifestyle and her studio work.
Falina begins her studio process by referring to her personal experiences that made her heart sing in the places she values most. She looks to her own plein air paintings and photographs, memories, myths, geology, natural history, and art history to create large scale composition. She then works in progressive layers beginning with a pencil sketch, followed by thin washes of color, and ending with thick visceral brush strokes. The culminating landscapes, although realistic, have a dreamlike quality of mysticism and reverence.
Falina has received an abundance of value from a life lived ethically exploring public lands. She believes the visual language is the most clear and authentic way she knows to share her experiences and sentiments. She hopes that by making her artwork accessible to others, they too will share in the benefits she has received from these moments and in her passion to protect these places.
Falina studied at The University of Montana, Missoula, receiving a BFA in painting and a minor in Art History/Criticism with highest honors in 2012. Falina has been making artwork, pursuing an adventurous life, sharing her artwork intermittently, has "been making it" by working as a pastry chef, and is still learning every day in the interviening time since University.