Painter Jen Garrido (b. 1974, Los Angeles) creates paintings on paper, canvas, and wood panels that feature irregular shapes; she often arranges multi-colored abstract forms in close proximity to one another against neutral backgrounds, evoking calm and quiet contemplation. Drawing on her own sensorial experience and internal musings, the artist produces thoughtful works, including wildflower studies that explore the boundary between figuration and abstraction. While mixed-media work on paper V1-W14 (2019) depicts overlapping shapes in a range of hues, other artworks such as Wildflower Study B2 (2018) focus more directly on representing the visible world, portraying layers of flowers painted in different opacities and shades of blue and green. In addition to her fine art practice, Garrido also runs a textile studio in San Francisco, under the alias Jenny Pennywood, that produces small batches of locally sewn home goods and wearable art. She has participated in solo exhibitions at galleries in Austin and San Francisco.