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 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...
Cloud Break - Original Cloud Break - Original
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$612.50 $875.00
$612.50 $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...
$1,950.00
$1,950.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas24" x 36" Bathed in a warm neutral color palette, gestural marks in black, white and beige create a fluid horizon. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.
$695.00
$695.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on LinenArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting on Italian linen, composed of metallic and mat acrylics. Finished in a Bainbridge acid free museum-quality white mat and warm silver Nielsen frame. This original is wired and ready to hang. Signed in the...
$695.00
$695.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on LinenArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting on Italian linen, composed of metallic and mat acrylics. Finished in a Bainbridge acid free museum-quality white mat and warm silver Nielsen frame. This original is wired and ready to hang. Signed in the...
$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...
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...
Night Waters No 1 - Original Night Waters No 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 25.5 x 29.5 Night Waters is an original painting created by artist Julia Contacessi. The combination of deep grays and white mixed with metallic gold as if tossed in the crashing waves created interest and movement. Signed in the lower right corner...
$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...
Objects of Possession - Original Objects of Possession - Original
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$3,360.00 $4,200.00
$3,360.00 $4,200.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas36" x 60"Hangs vertically and horizontally The edging is finished in silver on 1.375" gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.
$2,000.00
$2,000.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas Size: 30" x  30" x 1.5" DESCRIPTIONA classic palette of blue, white and gold brings the interest and shine to this original painting. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back. Pairs beautifully with Timeless No. 2.
$2,000.00
$2,000.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas Size: 30" x  30" x 1.5"DESCRIPTIONA classic palette of blue, white and gold brings the interest and shine to this original painting. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back.  Pairs beautifully with Timeless No. 1.
Not So Distant Memory - Original Not So Distant Memory - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Unstretched CanvasSize: 9 x 14 “Not So Distant Memory” is an original abstract landscape painting by Julia Contacessi. This dreamy scene transports the viewer to recent yet somehow fuzzy mindscapes of the imagination. Perhaps these memories are a mingling of reality and fantasy.  Signed and dated on...
Winter Sea No 1 - Original Winter Sea No 1 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 25.5 x 29.5 Winter Sea is a combination of warm toned grays and tans mixed with metallic gold as if tossed in the crashing waves of icy winter. Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, the...
Winter Sea No 2 - Original Winter Sea No 2 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic on CanvasArt Size: 16 x 20 |  Frame Size: 25.5 x 29.5 Winter Sea is a combination of warm toned grays and tans mixed with metallic gold as if tossed in the crashing waves of icy winter. Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, the...
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...
Pristine - Original Pristine - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas24" x 24"  Drift off into this dreamlike setting, just within reach. The edging is finished in soft blue on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.  Pairs beautifully with “Quiet in the Distance.”  
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...
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...
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...
Tumble - Original Tumble - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas 36" x 36"  Textured and fresh in it's color palette, “Tumble” explores organic forms through composition.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the back. 
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...
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.