Location: United States
Tile painting artist Julia Sweda (www.ArtworksbyJulia.com) specializes in custom hand painted tiles, ceramic tile murals, decorative tiles and tile art painting of the highest quality and artisanship. She offers unique tile designs, advice and layout ideas for kitchen, backsplash, wall, bathroom or shower decorating and decor utilizing ceramic tile art.
Julia started her artistic career with four years of commercial art school in New Jersey and then went on to three years of school in Arizona to learn porcelain and china painting. In her undertakings to become a porcelain artist Julia saw opportunity to become involved with hand painted tiles, ceramic and clay bodied, producing beautiful, stunning ceramic tile murals, tile art paintings and decorative tiles. Glass painting and stained glass painting also captured Julia’s interest which led to classes and seminars for glass painting and stained glass artwork that includes medieval style stained glass painting. Julia has been painting professionally for homeowners, decorators and designers as Artworks by Julia for twenty years but in total has been painting and doing other artistic endeavors for herself, her clients and friends and their decorating and remodeling projects for over twenty five years.
Julia's goal as a decorative tile artist is to provide tile murals, beautiful custom tile painting and designs along with other decorative tile artworks to her clients that is personal and has real meaning to them. She welcomes and asks for their input and opinions so together they can develop artwork that is unique, her clients will be pleased with and will also enhance and add value to their home or business décor. To quote Julia; "In tile painting and all artwork, learning is an exciting ongoing experience as I endeavor to emulate the beautiful artwork of talented tile artists of the past and present for my own enjoyment and for those who would commission me to paint for them."
Custom designed and hand painted ceramic tile murals and decorative tile art covering a wide array of ethnic cultures, scenery, landscapes and wildlife. www.artworksbyjulia.com
Hand painted wildlife portrait of an angry jaguar on ten inch porcelain plate.
Version of Le Patissier by Diderot, historical portrait or scene. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch porcelain tile.
Dimensions are: 36 inches wide x 18 inches high.
Peaceful scene of the Village of Burgundy, France. Custom designed, decorative mural tile backsplash for kitchen. Hand painted on 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch ceramic tiles.
Tea-girl attends to a young samurai along with courtesans or geisha (oiran). Custom designed decorative tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch ceramic tiles.
Native American portrait on rectangular porcelain plate with decorative stained glass border added by Julia so the portrait could be hung on wall. All of the beadwork is done with enamel.
Wine and cheese still life with custom wine label. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch ceramic tile.
Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch ceramic tile.
Decorative scrollwork with oval insert of Tuscany landscape. Painting is in sepia tones, but can be changed to another color. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch Venetian Stone Rialto White porcelain tile.
Based on La Scapigliata from Leonardo da Vinci. Custom designed decorative tile portrait for kitchen backsplash. Hand painted on 12 x 12 inch ceramic tile.
Courtesan standing at a cold, snowy boat landing dock. Based on the work of Ukuyo-e artist Kikukawa Eizan, mid to late 1800's. Custom designed and hand painted on 8 x 10 inch ceramic tile.
Pastel in black and white sepia tones.
Beautiful Brahma bull, also known as Zebu cattle, striking a pose. Custom designed decorative tile art portrait. Hand painted on 12 x 12 inch ceramic tile.
Captivating porcelain tile art portrait of a young maiden of the Bai ethnic group of China. This ornate painting incorporates luster, enamel, white and yellow gold.
Eastern chipmunk portrait, hummingbird and loads of beautiful, colorful flowers. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch ceramic tile.
Design based on pottery made in northern Mexico. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural. Hand painted on 6 x 6 inch ceramic tile.