Minted Limited Editions

Here you’ll find Julia’s collection of award winning limited edition reproductions that are sold exclusively through Minted.com. International shipping is available.
Water Lily
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Find your zen, where the busy world fades away and instead meditative calm blossoms quietly – one petal at a time. This coastal inspired work draws one into an abstracted water lily surrounded by lazy waves.  This work is a winner from the Minted Large Format Art ChallengeLimited edition prints can be purchased through...
Undertow
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration, I am fascinated with the contrasting nature of the organic and how that can provide an escape to a dream-like place. Undertow explores the melding of worlds as if caught in the water’s hold, while at the same time, cascading gently...
Daydream No. 1
Starting at $23.00
$23.00
(2014) Acrylic on Canvas36" x 36"Award - Minted's For Art's Sake Challenge Editors’ Pick.  Award winning original painting "Daydream No. 1" sets a calming landscape, just abstracted enough that it can take you away to your favorite place. Perhaps a distant town or welcoming escape, whatever the case this work transports...
Escaping Elba
Starting at $21.00
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After creating Saint Helena, and still so very taken by the history of Napoleon Bonaparte’s dramatic exiles, I created a second painting inspired by the same subject. This scene is what I envision as Napoleon’s devastating beautiful view while leaving Elba to make his attempt at regaining control of France. This work is...
Cascading Light
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This oversized painting explores the fluidity of the ocean through abstracted forms. Trying to capture the dance and movement of light as if bouncing off crashing waves, resulted in the layering of fluid acrylic washes of paint and developed into “Cascading Light.” This work was a winner in the Minted...
Soft Shimmer No. 2
Starting at $21.00
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Soft Shimmer No. 2 is a painting created by Julia Contacessi in 2016. It is part of the Pure Collection — a series of work that explores the fluidity and reflective light properties of the sand as captured by the ocean water. This piece specifically explores the organic movement as...
Aurum Sand No. 3
Starting at $21.00
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Part of the Pure Collection, this series of work explores the fluidity and reflective light properties of the sand as captured by the ocean water. In this specific piece I imagine the water receding from the sand creating marked impressions. Aurum Sand No. 3 was featured in Marcus Design Inc’s ONE...
The Wanderings No. 3
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
“The Wanderings No. 3" is part of a series of three pieces that were inspired by a quote by William Yeats from The Wanderings of Oisin, Book 1. “And softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.” I wanted to capture a piece of wandering starlight...
Distant Island Pier
Starting at $23.00
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"Distant Island Pier" is a quiet retreat for the soul. The soothing color palette with cool whites and blues is anchored by a hint of navy. Part of a series of abstract landscapes, Julia created this original acrylic on canvas in 2014.  Distant Island Pier was featured in BRIDES Magazine...
Tahitian Pearl No. 3
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Much like the name that inspired this series, the Tahitian Pearl is organic in form and gem-like in color. Gold mingles with washes of blue finding meaning in the fluid movement that structures the composition. Often drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration, I am fascinated with the...
Fleeting Light
Starting at $23.00
$23.00
(2015) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 48"Award: Minted x Domino R2 Art Challenge - Editor’s Pick Cascading thoughts and fading dreams collide on this stretch of painted canvas. “Fleeting Light” draws you to that state of drifting in and out of conscience thought, inviting you to daydream.. This original is available for purchase. Limited...
Odyssey
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Much like an intellectual or spiritual wandering, ‘Odyssey’ is marked with shifting waters and changes of fortune leading to self-discovery. This large scale original work is dramatic in color contrast and composition and it translate well as a reproduction. Award: Second Place in the Make a Statement Large Format Art Challenge. Limited Edition Prints available...
Linen Coast
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration, I am fascinated with the contrasting nature of the organic and how that can provide an escape to a dream-like place. “Linen Coast” explores these ideas in abstracted forms to capture the fluidity of time.  Beautiful install photo from Molly Berry of Luna Zorro including Linen Coast...
Away - Limited Edition print by Julia Contacessi
Starting at $23.00
$23.00
"Away" sets a calming scene set on the ocean where several sailboats can be seen in the distance. The crisp sky is soft and welcoming. My hope with any of my landscape work is to transport the viewer to a welcoming, dreamy memory of a familiar place. This work is...
Enchantment No. 1
Starting at $23.00
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Light and reflective much like precious stones and metals, Enchantment No. 1 uses gestural color marks to capture a sense of movement and dance the view around the composition. The overall takeaway is a quality of decadence. Award: Winner in the Minted x West Elm Art on the Big Stage Challenge. Limited edition prints...
Enchantment No. 2
Starting at $23.00
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Light and reflective much like precious stones and metals, Enchantment No. 2 uses gestural color marks to capture a sense of movement and dance the view around the composition. The overall takeaway is a quality of decadence. Award: Winner in the Minted x West Elm Art on the Big Stage Challenge. Limited edition...
Pressed No. 1
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Exploring color and composition in smaller works helps to clear the mind for more fluid expression in larger works. This is a study in abstracted forms to capture the structure or concept of time. Its simplicity is modern and striking with color used for drama and depth. Award: Minted x...
Pressed No. 3
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Exploring color and composition in smaller works helps to clear the mind for more fluid expression in larger works. This is a study in abstracted forms to capture the structure or concept of time. Its simplicity is modern and striking with color used for drama and depth. Pressed No. 3...
Ebbing Tide
Starting at $23.00
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I am often drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration. I am fascinated with the contrasting nature of the organic and how that can provide an escape or means of meditation to a dream-like place. This abstract painting explores this in abstracted forms to capture the fluidity of...
Tangled Blue
Starting at $21.00
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Often drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration, I am fascinated with the contrasting nature of the organic and how that can provide an escape or means of meditation to a dream-like place. My hope is to calm your soul through my work. Award: Minted x West Elm Art...
Neptune
Starting at $23.00
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Drawn to the sea as a source of inspiration, I am fascinated with the contrasting nature of the organic and how that can provide an escape to a dream-like place. My most recent work explores these settings in abstracted forms to capture the fluidity of time. Award: Minted x Domino R2...
Lyrical Crash
Starting at $149.00
$149.00
Part of a collaboration with Minted and West Elm  Like sweet music, the rhythmic crashing of salty water can ease the soul and let the mind wonder free.  Soft washes of purples and blues are interrupted only by the dancing composition of semi-transparent white.  20 inch square canvas prints available through...
Sea Glass No. 1
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
An original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi, “Sea Glass No. 1” was created with acrylic on unstretched canvas. Part of a series exploring the power of the sea and dreams. Through recent series like “My Beautiful Truth” and “This Wishful Life,” Julia’s focus is on finding your sense of calm,...
Sea Glass No. 2
Starting at $21.00
$21.00
Part of a series exploring the power of the sea and dreams. Through recent series like “My Beautiful Truth” and “This Wishful Life,” Julia’s focus is on finding your sense of calm, a sort of meditative escapism allowing you the joy of a mind adrift. Because usually when we are...