Artist Julia Sweda Profile

Julia specializes in custom hand painted tiles, tile murals, stained glass and porcelain painting. Her artworks and designs are original, unique, made-to-order and of the highest quality and artisanship.

Profile of artist Julia Sweda-Artworks by Julia

Some of Julia's tile, glass and porcelain artworks she has painted through the years.

Artworks by Julia offers unique, original, made-to-order designs for kitchen, backsplash, wall, bathroom or shower decorating and decor. Julia's painted tile, glass and porcelain artworks are available in a wide array of artistic subject matter and painting styles. Her artworks are diverse, from peaceful and serene to lighthearted and cheerful to nostalgic bygone eras. A favorite of Julia’s is emulations of the Old Masters and especially the Japanese Ukiyoe and woodblock print master artists.

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 traditional, kiln fired, hand painted tiles, 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 over twenty five years.

Julia’s goal as an artist is to provide custom artworks, paintings and designs to her clients that are personal and have real meaning to them. She welcomes and asks for their input and opinions so together they can develop artwork that is original and 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 and glass painting and other artworks too, 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.”

Locally, in the greater Tucson area, Saddlebrooke and Oro Valley, Arizona, Julia has also created custom trompe l’oeil (tromp-loy), wall murals, and decorative painting for homeowners, commercial businesses, restaurants and the display models of housing developers and contractors. Her internet sales are through this website,


PO Box 8919
Catalina, AZ

(520) 825-3438
Daily: 10 AM to 8 PM
Arizona Time Zone


"Julia was wonderful to work with, very accommodating and even matched my fabric colors and swatches for my clients kitchen backsplash."
-Mike B.

"Julia did an amazing job and is very busy. She communicated well with the list of wild flowers and pictures I sent her, of the blooms here at our home."
- Ann P.

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