About Ms. Mayfield

Barbara Mayfield 2021
Barbara Mayfield 2021

Barbara Mayfield is a visual artist and colorist, author and teaching artist. She works as an independent Color Consultant with more than 800 residential projects successfully completed. For information about color consulting service, visit ChoosingPaintColor.com. Book a 15 minute complimentary phone call with Barbara here.

Mayfield was born and raised in Philadelphia. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1991, she left her hometown for northern New Mexico where she lived for for 21 years in the village of Glorieta, 14 miles east of Santa Fe.

She has had a long career in the arts. Mayfield studied creative writing for children with author/illustrator Jennifer Owings Dewey for twelve years and has been a member of the Santa Fe Writers Group since 1999, participating now on Zoom.

She’s written and performed comedy for the stage and radio, and wrote and produced a series of story-based educational puppet videos for the State of New Mexico targeting children in grades K-5. For the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, Mayfield wrote and directed a series of plays based on the true stories of newly literate adults. Mayfield scripted plays and puppeteered with the New Mexico Museum of Art Teatro Duende troupe and the Gustav Baumann marionettes.

Currently, she teaches The Gentle, Wild Art of Memoir Writing, a course she developed that was presented first at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Information about current memoir writing workshops on the ZOOM video conferencing service can be found here.

Her paintings can be seen by appointment. Small work is available for purchase on Etsy. To add to or begin your collection of original artwork, or to be notified of exhibitions and Open Studio dates, contact Barbara.

She is an independent Color Consultant with more than 800 residential projects completed. ChoosingPaintColor.com. Book a 15 minute complimentary phone call with Barbara here.

As a mural painter for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Community Programs Department, she was part of the team that introduced  mural arts to Philadelphia. She works in oil and acrylic on canvas, wood panel, rag paper, and monotype. Her work has been represented by fine galleries in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Stamford CT, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is found in collections, public and private, all over the country. 

Ms. Mayfield lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania, just eight miles from the Liberty Bell.