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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My next Chicago shows are:
I think the city's outdoor art shows are such a blast, and I look forward to them so much. Hope to see you there!!
XOXO, Janine Rose Gawel
(pronounced: Guh (hard G) + VELL).