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.
Water’s Reflection No. 2 - Original Water’s Reflection No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs vertically and horizontally A large, bold blue oversized abstract makes a statement. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.  
Water Essence No. 4 - Original Water Essence No. 4 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 23-5/8 x 23-5/8 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of blue and metallic silver. The silver accents are more matte than shiny because the canvas is unprimed. Matted and custom framed in a wide silver faced moulding. This original is wired and ready...
Water Essence No. 3 - Original Water Essence No. 3 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 23-5/8 x 23-5/8 An original abstract painting on unprimed canvas, composed of blue and metallic silver. The silver accents are more matte than shiny because the canvas is unprimed. Matted and custom framed in a wide silver faced moulding. This original is wired and ready...
$650.00
$650.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Panel12" x 16" Primarily a white palette with texture, this original is anchored with of a metallic gold and black horizon. This artist panel is signed and dated on the back. Framing is needed.
Vast No. 2 - Original Vast No. 2 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic & Pencil on CanvasArt Size: 5 x 6  |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 The goal, capture the vast openness of the sea. “Vast No. 2” comes in a Bainbridge acid free museum-quality white mat and Nielsen frame. It's wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back....
Vast No. 1 - Original Vast No. 1 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic & Pencil on CanvasArt Size: 5 x 6  |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 The goal, capture the vast openness of the sea. “Vast No. 1” comes in a Bainbridge acid free museum-quality white mat and Nielsen frame. It's wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back. Pairs...
$1,800.00
$1,800.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas 24" x 36" This piece is part of the "Flight" series, exploring the balance of harmony through composition.  Emphasis on white or monochromatic tones dramatizes the selective pops of color. This gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is...
Tonic No. 2 - Original Tonic 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, “Tonic No. 2” is a playful, color blocked abstract composed of navy and sage. Pair this piece with Tonic No. 1 for a set. Matted and framed in white this...
Tonic No. 1 - Original Tonic 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, “Tonic No. 1” is a playful, color blocked abstract composed of navy and sage. Pair this piece with Tonic No. 2 for a set. Matted and framed in white this...
Tempest No. 2 - Original Tempest No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Meida on Canvas20"x 20"x1.5" “What’s past is prologue”... We’re setting the stage for the really important stuff. That’s yet to come. “Tempest No. 2” along with it’s mate, “Tempest No. 1” was an exploration in matte texture and color while mingling metallic shine. The hope was to walk away with a sense of purity and...
Tempest No. 1 - Original Tempest No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Meida on Canvas20"x 20"x1.5" “What’s past is prologue”... We’re setting the stage for the really important stuff. That’s yet to come. “Tempest No. 1” along with its mate, “Tempest No. 2” was an exploration in matte texture and color while mingling metallic shine. The hope was to walk away with a sense of purity and...
Tahitian Pearl No 3 - Original Tahitian Pearl No 3 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 16 |  Frame Size: 25.5 x 25.5 Much like the name that inspired this series, the Tahitian Pearl is organic in form and gem-like in color. Metallic gold paint mingles with washes of blue finding meaning in the fluid movement that structures the...
Tahitian Pearl No 2 - Original Tahitian Pearl No 2 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 16 |  Frame Size: 25.5 x 25.5 Much like the name that inspired this series, the Tahitian Pearl is organic in form and gem-like in color. Metallic gold paint mingles with washes of blue finding meaning in the fluid movement that structures the...
Swimming in Light - Original Swimming in Light - Original
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(2014) Acrylic & Pencil on BoardArt Size: 12 x 12  |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi, “Swimming in Light” was created with acrylic and pencil. A soft palette spans from warm whites and cream to blue, purple and orange. Signed and dated on...
$695.00
$695.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on BoardArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting on Arches board, composed of acrylic, gouache and pencil. Finished in a Bainbridge acid free museum-quality white mat and warm silver Nielsen frame. This original is wired and ready to hang. Signed...
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...
Still City - Original Still City - Original
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(2013) Acrylic on Canvas36" x 48"
Sorcery No. 2 - Original Sorcery No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on PaperArt: 12" x 16"  |  Frame: 16 x 20 Light and reflective much like precious stones and metals, “Sorcery 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. This work is...
Sorcery No. 1 - Original Sorcery No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on PaperArt: 12" x 16"  |  Frame: 16 x 20 Light and reflective much like precious stones and metals, “Sorcery 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 is...
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...
$800.00
$800.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas14" x 14" Soft, smoky blues, greens and tones of cream and white layer with a touch of deep gray and meld into this abstract piece creating depth and intrigue. The edging is finished in silver on 1.25" gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang this...
Sandstorm - Original Sandstorm - Original
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(2016) Mixed Media on Canvas 36" x 36"  Windswept, salty and full of light, “Sandstorm” captures your soul. The fluid application of paint paired with texture though layering creates an ethereal, dream-like painting. This gallery wrapped canvas is painted gold on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the...
Quiet in the Distance - Original Quiet in the Distance - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas24" x 24" Drift off into this dreamlike setting, just within reach. A soft color palette made up of dusty whites with hits of warm orange and yellow tones is grounded with mauve, pink and purples.  The edging is finished in soft yellow cream on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. Wired...
$5,800.00
$5,800.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas48" x 60"Hangs a variety of ways With the gentlest of color palettes including soothing soft blues and sage gray tones, this large scale abstract delights the eye. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.