Artist Jen Garrido And Her Adorable Mini-Me, Jemma Bee

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
07/30/14

Photographed by Maria Del Rio

All moms wear lots of hats. But Jen Garrido might wear a few more than the rest of us. The fine artist and S.F. resident not only creates stunning acrylic-and-watercolor masterpieces, she also produces quirky-cool printed tea towels, napkins, clutches, and other accessories under the name Jenny Pennywood, more affordable works of art on paper under the name Jennifer Jenny Jen Jen, and is on the verge of launching a children’s wear line, See Sun, with her friend and fellow printmaker Lena Corwin. Oh, and there might be a womenwear line in the works, too. Of course, another role she’s wholly dedicated to is raising her incredibly spirited 3 1/2 year old, Jemma Bee. Here, the many monikered mom invites us into her Bernal Heights home (and her studio a short drive away) to talk about balancing it all.

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Rose D'Angelo Designs

What a great feature! I love Jen’s work!!

Kristen

Love this profile and love that convertible bed!!

Courtney Kokus

What an inspirational woman! One of the most relatable features I’ve seen here, love it!

aunti

I loved this!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a star!!!!!! I can hear Jemma sing right now when I look at her!

Bambi Waterman

Dear Jen, OMG! So Happy for You! You and Your Beautiful Little One! Awesome!
Luv your Work and Your Space! Just Love!
All the Best ot You!
Bambi

Joyce Tullock

Beautiful, beautiful!! Want to see more of the paintings.

From one of Jen’s early fans.

Shayna

Great profile, love Jen’s work, her realistic and flexible approach to parenting and her dedication to her career. Easy to relate to and inspiring!

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