J L Stiles

Classical Art | Portrait Artist | Fine Art


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JL Stiles is trained in the traditional styles of Classical Realism and the Old Master style of painting. Nurtured by various teachers, Janan has produced award-winning portraits and fine art.

As a Classical Realist painter, JL Stiles works with high quality oil paint on linen or panel and pastel on museum grade grounds. The Old Master style of painting is evident in JL Stiles’ work, in her still life artwork, portraits, and figurative drawings.

Formal Training

Her formal four-year training is in the classical tradition of the Boston School Painters of the 19th and 20th centuries studying with Paul C. Ingbretson, a present-day master of Classical Realism, who was a student of R.H. Ives Gammell who studied with  Edmund Tarbell and the teaching lineage that continued with William Paxton, Frank Benson, Joseph DeCamp, the Hale’s, Jean Leon Gerome, and eventually back to the 18th Century French master Jacques Louis David. Prior to this training she studied with Rockport artist Phil Perkins and various university professors. Beginning at an early age Janan has pursued painting and drawing throughout her life.

Classical Realism

This traditional study is combined with study of the Impressionists in seeing, drawing, and painting truth and beauty as seen in nature. Classical Realism was originally practiced by the Old Master painters, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrant and other such famous artists.

Included here are samples of recent works in oil, pastel, and charcoal. For more information, pricing, or to arrange portrait or still life commissions, please contact the artist directly.


Janan is now delighted to include a collection of her finest photographs from her travels aboard sailing vessel ‘SeaScapes’ in the Atlantic, along the U.S. east coast, and the Bahamas.

Click on the categories above to view oil and pastel paintings, charcoal drawings, and photographs.

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