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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. 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...
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...
Into the Deep No. 3 - Original Into the Deep No. 3 - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on CanvasArt Size: 12 x 12|  Frame Size: 20 x 20 An original abstract painting by Julia Contacessi, “Into the Deep No. 3” was created as part of a series exploring the depths of water as if viewed overhead. Signed and dated on the back, the original is...
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...
Nest - 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, “Nest” was created with acrylic and pencil. Part of a series of 4 pieces, this piece is the final piece following the journey of a bumble bee...
Treasured - Original Treasured - Original
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(2015) Acrylic on Canvas14" x 18" This is a one-of-a-kind original by Julia Contacessi. “Treasured” sets a sun-warmed landscape through golden tones and a crisp sky full of light. The gallery wrapped canvas is painted gold on the sides and comes wired and ready to hang. Signed and dated on the...
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...
Nectar - 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, “Nectar” was created with acrylic and pencil. Part of a series of 4 pieces, this piece is the second depicting the journey of a bumble bee on his...
Tahitian Pearl No 1 - Original Tahitian Pearl No 1 - 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...
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...
Water & Sand - Original Water & Sand - Original
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(2015) Acrylic and Pencil on PaperArt Size: 12 x 12 |  Frame Size: 23.5 x 23.5 This coastal abstract finds form through gestural brushwork and movement. Signed in the lower right corner and on the back, the original is matted and framed in a modern mirror moulding and comes wired...
Water’s Reflection No. 1 - Original Water’s Reflection No. 1 - Original
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(2016) Acrylic 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.