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.
Purity - Original Purity - Original
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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.
Cloud Break - Original Cloud Break - Original
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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...
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...
Aglow No. 3 - Original Aglow No. 3 - Original
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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...
Aglow No. 4 - Original Aglow No. 4 - Original
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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”....
Aglow No. 5 - Original Aglow No. 5 - 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...
Original painting Enchantment No. 1 by Julia Contacessi - metallic frame option Original painting Enchantment No. 1 by Julia Contacessi - white frame option
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.  
Traveler - Original Traveler - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas30" x 36" Begin a joyful journey getting lost in the brushwork of “Traveler,” an original mixed media abstract painting. Predominantly green with bold navy accents, the subtle beige undertones balance this striking piece. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted gold on the side and comes...
Forever Dreams - Original Forever Dreams - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKAcrylic on Unframed PanelSize: 9 x 12 “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 the...
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...
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...
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...
Water Lily - Original Water Lily - Original
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(2017) Acrylic on Canvas Size: 24" x 36"  This centrally focused composition draws you in to an abstracted water lily. A place for daydreaming and meditation, where indifference to the busy world blossoms quietly – one petal at a time. This original is created with acrylic paint on canvas. It's gallery wrapped...
Infinity No. 1 - Original Infinity No. 1 - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on PaperSize: 11 x 15 The use of gestural, interlocking circles create the composition for this series. The addition of color and subtle texture finish this original work, capturing a sense of movement and interest. The overall takeaway is a quality of decadence. This work is part of the Collector’s Series. Signed on the...
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...
Marco - Original Marco - Original
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ORIGINAL ARTWORKMixed Media on Canvas20" x 36" x 1.5 "Hangs vertically and horizontally  This original work of geometric and sectioned color blocks explores depth, balance and form. The gallery wrapped canvas has silver painted edges. Wired and ready to hang this original is signed and dated on the back.