Hi, and thank you for visiting my site!

I'm the girl who used to doodle all the time in her notebook in school instead of taking actual notes--and well, I guess I've just never stopped!

Though a very wide variety of subjects and styles influence my art, I would say that animals and nature, cityscapes, and cartoons are what I love working on the most.  I enjoy using a variety of media, including charcoal, pastels, and different types of paint. However, I’ve found pencils, gouache paint, and archival ink pens the best materials for creating the type of detail I like to portray, and these are what I usually use.   

My prints and products are available for sale here. When I can, I like to share links to things happening in the art world that I find interesting, or new things that I'm working on, under Art News and Updates. Artists I <3 is where I keep a running list of all of my favorite artists. Check them out if you have some time. They span a pretty wide range, but I promise that a lot of this stuff will put you in a good mood/make you laugh-the majority of the list belongs to cartoonists and children's book illustrators, who, though pretty underrated in the world of art, have always been my biggest inspiration.

I'm always happy to receive inquiries re commissioned work and custom print orders. If there's a certain design or product you don't see on the sites where I sell my work, just contact me! (I'm not the best at updating those). You can reach me at: jrgawel@gmail.com.

Also: Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my shows in Ravenswood, Andersonville, and Edgewater in September!! It was really fun seeing friends, and meeting new people. I love doing these shows so much (almost as much as actually working on my art) and talking with all of the visitors is really the best part!! (Well, that, and meeting/seeing all the dogs). I was glad for all the nice feedback on my new paintings, and as promised, I'll be making prints of them as soon as I get a chance. I'll let you all know when that happens. 

XOXO, Janine Rose Gawel

(pronounced: Guh (hard G) + VELL).