Originals

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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas30" x 48" Rich purples mingle with textured warm gold to set this inviting landscape. The edging is finished in gold on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. The painting is signed on the back, wired and ready to hang. 
Light Within No. 1 - Original Light Within No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas24" x 30"Hangs vertically or horizontally The fluid cascade of warm neutrals seems to glow with metallic accents. This 1.375" gallery wrapped canvas has gold painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.   Pairs beautifully with Light Within No. 2.
Light Within No. 2 - Original Light Within No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas24" x 30"Hangs vertically or horizontally The fluid cascade of warm neutrals seems to glow with metallic accents. This 1.375" gallery wrapped canvas has gold painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.   Pairs beautifully with Light Within No. 1.
Distant Dreams - Original Distant Dreams - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas14" x 18" “Distant Dreams” pulls you into a quiet landscape by letting your soul roam free. The crisp sky is light and airy, grounded only by the softest hint of land. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted soft blue on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang....
Original mixed media painting Saint Helena by Julia Contacessi Original mixed media painting Saint Helena hanging in situ
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas60" x 72"Hangs vertically or horizontally  A vast and expansive view of the coastline, this oversized abstract transcends time, taking one back to the remote volcanic outpost of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exquisite exile. From the perspective perched atop Jacob’s Ladder or Diana’s Peak, imagine taking in the dramatic views...
Promise - Original Promise - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas40" x 40" A look into the future and hope for what is to come, “Promise” never falters on her journey. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back. This work is available through Sorelle Gallery.
Aurora - Original Aurora - Original
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(2015) Mixed Media on Canvas60" x 72"Hangs vertically or horizontally A romantic notion from it's inception, this oversized work is as if one's arms are wide open to a world of possibilities. As in past works like "Undertow," I am focused on the contrasting nature of the organic and how...
Storybook Dreams - Original Storybook Dreams - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically or horizontally Fairy tail wishes and happily ever after endings collide on this oversized canvas. Dancing with gold accents and sweepingly fluid marks, “Storybook Dreams” is a delight to behold. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges and paint drips. Wired and ready to hang...
Old World - Original Old World - Original
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(2015) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically and horizontally This 48x60 painting explores abstracted forms to capture the structure or concept of time. Both fleeting and still, I am fascinated with the malleable nature of time and how that can provide an escape or means of meditation to a...
Dreaming in Light - Original Dreaming in Light - Original
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(2018) Mixed Media on Canvas52" x 61"Hangs vertically or horizontally  The edging is finished in silver on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. The painting is signed on the back, wired and ready to hang.
True North - Original True North - Original
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(2015) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 48"
Soft Awakening - Original Soft Awakening - Original
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(2016) Mixed Media on CanvasArt: 32" x 40"Framed: 34" x 42" The fluid cascade of soft blue, gold and neutral tones carry you around every inch of this abstract piece. This canvas is stretched over 1.5" deep stretchers and framed in a silver floater. Signed on the back. Select your...
Channel Islands - Original Channel Islands - Original
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(2017) Acrylic, Flashe & Metal Leaf on Canvas Size: 48" x 48"  Inspired by the very remote and magical national park, this abstract work captures the beauty, solitude, and quiet escape that is “Channel Islands.” Discover your sanctuary to unplug with that canvas in view. This original is gallery wrapped and the sides are finished in silver paint. Signed on the back...
Destination of Fate - Original Destination of Fate - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically or horizontally Ever inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte’s dramatic exiles, I've continued in my exploration of the contracting beauty and struggle that lies within this history. Taking my lead from “Saint Helena,” this painting “Destination of Fate” travels the far reaches of the mind to perhaps a less concrete destination. This...
Peacock’s Cliff - Original Peacock’s Cliff - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas36" x 36" An abstracted landscape to get lost within, “Peacock’s Cliff” is mostly composed of soft whites, greens, teals and blues accented with an orange horizon.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the...
Mystique - Original Mystique - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas48" x 48" This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.   This work available through Sorelle Gallery.
Precious Smoke - Original Precious Smoke - Original
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(2016) Mixed Media on Canvas36" x 36" The fluid cascade of white dances about the canvas revealing smokey blue and gold background accents. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has gold painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.   This work is available...
Driven - Original Driven - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas36" x 36" A dreamy abstracted landscape, this original painting is composed of moody blues and grounded in a vibrant orange horizon with just a hit of metallic gold peaking through the sky.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to...
Olympia - Original Olympia - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas48" x 60" Hangs vertically and horizontally Inspired by the strength of gods and the mystery that comes with centuries of history, this work captures the energy of the ancient site for which it was named. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has gold painted edges. Wired and ready...
Honey & Sage - Original Honey & Sage - Original
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(2018) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 60" x 1.5" Finished edges in silver on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas, this painting is wired and ready to hang. This work is available through Sorelle Gallery.
Rise to Grace - Original Rise to Grace - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on Canvas48" x 60"A neutral color palette, rich in layers of paynes gray, gold, cream and white lays the groundwork for this story to unfold. This painting, through loose gestural forms, suggests a horizon in the clouds where birds soar and dreams runs wild. The edging is finished in...
Warm Glass - Original Warm Glass - Original
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(2014) Mixed Media on Canvas30" x 30"
Malibu Gold No. 1 - Original Malibu Gold No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 23.25 x 27.25 x 1.75 Layered linear paint strokes mingle together to compose the “Malibu Gold” set.  Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, the original is matted and framed in an inset gold and white moulding. The...
Malibu Gold No. 2 - Original Malibu Gold No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 23.25 x 27.25 x 1.75 Layered linear paint strokes mingle together to compose the “Malibu Gold” set.  Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, the original is matted and framed in an inset gold and white moulding. The...