JENNY PENNYWOOD
BY JEN GARRIDO

Backyard Bill visits artist and textile designer Jen Garrido at her
San Francisco studio 

Originally featured in Issue 04
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Where’s home? 
San Francisco, California.

What do you do?
I’m an artist. I make work under two names. I make paintings as Jen Garrido – which is my real name – and, under Jenny Pennywood, I  design and have a textile line.
 
Is there a particular technique or material that you see as an essential part of the making process for you? 
I start all of my patterns for Jenny Pennywood with black ink and a brush. I then scan in the lines and compose them in the computer. 
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What are the themes that most inspire your work at the moment? 
Flea markets, piles of scarves, patterns on vintage clothing – and I love Pinterest! 
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What tool could you not live without?
Paint.
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What is the best raw material to work with?
Heavy hot-pressed watercolour paper. I hate a floppy paper! It has to be heavy, feel good in my hands and be smooth. 
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Can you describe a piece that you really enjoyed making?
I hand-painted an oral pattern in navy blue onto linen and made them into curtains for my bedroom. 
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Where do you go for a good, productivity-inducing cup of coffee? 
I’m more into ice tea! Especially mango black ice tea. I get one every morning on my way to my studio.

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jennypennywood.com
jengarrido.com

Photographs Backyard Bill