Jakub Špaňhel's distinct talent was discussed already during his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He maintained this position also after he had successfully graduated. His painting style is easily distinguishable; it is based on distinct brushwork and traditional subjects, such as nudes, flowers in a vase or architecture. Known are his church interiors painted based on reproductions of the paintings by Oldřich Blažíček. However, he does not hesitate to update traditional subjects, as demonstrated, for instance, in his paintings of petrol stations.