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.
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...
$2,600.00
$2,600.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas36" x 36" A light-hearted abstracted landscape, this original painting is composed of pastel tones of blues, pink and oranges. Only the slightly muted prone tones of the horizon transition this piece.  The gallery wrapped canvas is painted silver on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed on the...
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"
Sterling Coast No. 2 - Original Sterling Coast No. 2 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic & Flashe on Canvas Art: 32" x 40" Framed: 33.5" x 41.5"   A study in texture and tone evolves into the abstracted coastal landscape of “Sterling Coast No. 2”. This original is created with acrylic & flashe paint on heavy weight canvas. It's gallery wrapped and finished in a 2...
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.
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.”  
Pressed No. 3 - Original Pressed No. 3 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on Unstretched CanvasSize: 11 x 14Award: Minted x Domino - Minted Exclusive Editors' PickPrints sold exclusively through minted.com. Here’s your chance to own a very affordable award-winning original! “Pressed No. 3” is an original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi. Part of a collection of 3, the "Pressed" series explores the movement...
Pressed No. 2 - Original Pressed No. 2 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on Unstretched CanvasSize: 11 x 14 “Pressed No. 2” is an original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi. Part of a series of 3, the "Pressed" series explores the movement of composition and form as a means of capturing the fluidity of time. Signed and dated on the back,...
Pressed No. 1 - Original Pressed No. 1 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on Unstretched CanvasSize: 11 x 14Award: Minted x Domino - Minted Exclusive Editors' PickLimited edition prints sold exclusively through minted.com. Here’s your chance to own a very affordable award-winning original! “Pressed No. 1” is an original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi. Part of a collection of 3, the "Pressed" series...
Plume - Original Plume - Original
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$1,540.00 $2,200.00
$1,540.00 $2,200.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas 30" x 36" Hangs vertically and horizontally Original work “Plume” is composed with an overall textured background of soft gray blue paint washes. Your main focus is drawn to the layered and playful color splashes. Overall, a fresh and modern abstract painting with cool tones of blue, purple, white and silver.  The gallery wrapped...
Pepper Zest - Original
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(2015) Acrylic & Pencil on BoardArt Size: 10 x 16  |  Board Size: 14 x 20 An original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi, “Pepper Zest” was created with acrylic and pencil. This abstract work is light and fresh with a twist of depth. Signed and dated on the back, the original...
$1,950.00
$1,950.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Canvas24" x 36"Hangs vertically or horizontally A coastal delight, “Pacifica” is a breath of fresh air with fresh cool tones and a touch of texture. This 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back. 
Odyssey - Original Odyssey - Original
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$7,425.00 $8,250.00
$7,425.00 $8,250.00
ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas60" x 72"Hangs vertically or horizontally 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. The edging is finished in silver and signed on the back. Due...
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.
Nothing But Love No. 2 - Original Nothing But Love 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, “Nothing But Love No. 2” is a playful abstract primarily composed of purple toned pinks and gold. Pair this piece with “Nothing But Love No. 1” for a set. Matted...
Nothing But Love No. 1 - Original Nothing But Love 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, “Nothing But Love No. 1” is a playful abstract primarily composed of purple toned pinks and gold. Pair this piece with “Nothing But Love No. 2” for a set. Matted...