Nicole Phungrasamee Fein makes exquisite watercolor paintings on paper. Beginning with only four pencil points that mark a square, and without the aid of a straight edge, Fein lays down strokes of color in precisely timed applications.

Multiple layers result in paintings of complex, luminous color in a process more akin to weaving than traditional watercolor painting. Each work requires total concentration and must be completed in a single sitting. Such an intense and painstaking process produces work of astonishing tranquility.

1112614, 2014

1101912, 2012

1110712, 2012

1111312 Warren, 2012

1060610, 2010

1100609, 2010

Iteration (3063UI), 2003

Dawn, 2003

Iteration (3113E1), 2003

1053106, 2006

Iteration (4021R2), 2004

rw121805, 2006