West Houston studio specializing in realistic classical oil painting
Jeanette Powell (aka LilJean) is a classical oil painter with studios
in West Houston and The Silos on Sawyer in the Texas Art
District. Her "classical whimsy" is realism with a twist.
"Horticulture was my major in college. Design courses sparked my
interest in the arts. I then married into a family of artists--my true
artistic journey began. For the last fourteen years I have been in the
studios of phenomenal artists in Houston as well as across the U.S.
The one important thing I have learned is that art is the most mindful
experience anyone can have. To get lost in the light and shadow of a
person, landscape, or object is a true gift—a gift I never take for
My painting style is classical realism. Narrative paintings are my
favorites. I choose my color palette to capture the image with a
sensitivity to the underlying story behind the subjects."
- Jeanette Powell / Lil'Jean