Studio Originals

Shop Julia’s collection of one-of-a-kind original works as if you were touring her studio. These works are available online, directly from Julia, and are a mix of works on paper or canvas. The details of each piece are described in each listing.
Aglow No. 1 - Original Aglow No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 22 x 22 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of soft and deep blue tones, accented with metallic silver and white. The silver accents are more matte than shiny because the canvas is unprimed. Matted and custom framed in...
Aglow No. 2 - Original Aglow No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 22 x 22 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of soft and deep blue tones, accented with metallic silver and white. The silver accents are more matte than shiny because the canvas is unprimed. Matted and custom framed in...
$695.00
$695.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of soft blue and aqua tones. Matted and custom framed in a hardwood white moulding. This original is wired and ready to hang. Signed in the lower right corner. Pairs beautifully with “Aglow...
$695.00
$695.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of soft blue and aqua tones. Matted and custom framed in a hardwood white moulding. This original is wired and ready to hang. Signed in the lower right corner. Pairs beautifully with “Aglow No. 3”....
Alice’s Journey - Original Alice’s Journey - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas30" x 30"ArtSlant Showcase Winner, Abstract Category  This abstract original painting was created by artist Julia Contacessi. The gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back. 
$1,700.00
$1,700.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas24" x 30"Hangs vertically or horizontally The fluid cascade of color feels as if caught in a dream. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.   Pairs nicely with Fair Verona.
Cascading Light - Original Cascading Light - Original
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(2017) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically and horizontally This oversized abstract makes a statement with fluid movements suggestive of crashing waves. Gallery wrapped over 1.5" stretcher bars the sides are painted gold. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.  
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...
Channeling Hemingway No 1 - Original Channeling Hemingway No 1 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on PaperArt Size: 22 x 30 |  Frame Size: 30 x 38 Exploring the fluidity and energy of water through paint, layer and texture, a study in Hemingway’s world evolves. Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, this original is matted and framed in a...
Channeling Hemingway No 2 - Original Channeling Hemingway No 2 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on PaperArt Size: 22 x 30 |  Frame Size: 30 x 38 Exploring the fluidity and energy of water through paint, layer and texture, a study in Hemingway’s world evolves. Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, this original is matted and framed in a...
$875.00
$875.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas18" x 18" This one-of-a-kind original by Julia Contacessi invites the viewer to get lost, if only for a moment, in it's sky. “Cloud Break” is a study in abstracted forms to capture the structure or concept of time.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted sliver on the...
Dancing at Dawn - Original Dancing at Dawn - Original
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(2017) Mixed Media on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically and horizontally An oversized abstract fluid with compositional movement. Gallery wrapped over 1.5" stretcher bars the sides are painted gold. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.  
$4,650.00
$4,650.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas48" x 48" If calm and serene had a voice, what would it say? Or, the smile of sunlight… where would it’s curve lead us? Maybe, like water, these truths comes to life by taking the shape of their surroundings. Their voices are an echo, and...
Delightful No. 1 - Original Delightful No. 1 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on PaperArt: 5.5" x 8.5"  |  Frame: 16 x 19 Part of the Color Collection by Julia Contacessi, “Delightful No. 1” is a playful, color blocked abstract composed of navy and coral. Pair this piece with “Delightful No. 2” for a set. Matted and framed in white this...
Delightful No. 2 - Original Delightful No. 2 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on PaperArt: 5.5" x 8.5"  |  Frame: 16 x 19 Part of the Color Collection by Julia Contacessi, “Delightful No. 2” is a playful, color blocked abstract composed of navy and coral. Pair this piece with “Delightful No. 1” for a set.  Matted and framed in white...
$825.00
$825.00
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....
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.
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...
Drunk - Original
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(2015) Acrylic & Pencil on BoardArt Size: 12 x 12  |  Board Size: 16 x 16 An original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi, “Drunk” was created with acrylic and pencil. Part of a series of 4 pieces, this piece is the third of the series depicting the journey of a bumble...
Earnest Sea - Original Earnest Sea - Original
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(2017) Acrylic & Flashe on Italian Linen Art: 26" x 36" Framed: 28" x 38"  Exploring the fluidity and energy of water through paint, layer and texture, a study in Hemingway’s world evolves. This original is created with acrylic & flashe paint on Italian navy linen. It's gallery wrapped and finished...
$495.00
$495.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on PaperArt: 5.5" x 8.5"  |  Frame: 16 x 19 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. This work...
Escaping Light - Original Original 36x60 painting Escaping Light hanging in a bedroom
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(2015) Mixed Media on Canvas36" x 60" (Hangs vertically and horizontally) This soft abstract is full of texture and layers. The pops of color are dramatic as well as fluid, shifting the viewer’s eye about the canvas. Deep purple blues meld into rich neutrals with touches of gold. The canvas edges...
Expanse - Original Expanse - Original
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(2017) Mixed Media on PaperArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 24.5 x 28.5 Expanse is composed of a strong blue mingled with lighter tones and metallic gold. As if stretching the width of the world, the composition extended from one end to the other. Signed in the lower...
$2,600.00
$2,600.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas 36" x 36" Hangs vertically or horizontally Cool tones of gray, white, navy and magenta color block to form this abstract and textured composition.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back.