Gardenia, oil & mixed media on panel, 22"x 24".
Barbara Mayfield is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning visual artist-author-actor-comedienne-storyteller-puppeteer. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Barbara began her career as a visual artist and moved into performance, writing, and the puppetry arts.
Ocean Bird & Young Mermaid, oil & mixed media on panel 20.5"x 24"
"I’ve been deeply influenced by artists Pierre Bonnard, Arthur Dove, Joseph Cornell, Giotto, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Klee, Fra Angelico, Sandro Bottecelli, and my mother, Phyllis Jennings Hagendorf, who taught me how to see and to draw at a very young age. My mother cheered me on when I was accepted by Tyler School of Art and later, by the Pennsylvania Academy.
The Owl Feather, oil & mixed media on panel, 22"x 24"
Artist Gladys Noble Wagner was another crucial teacher on my creative road. She put a stop to my painting from life, as she thought I “saw too much”. She suggested I paint from memory and it was utterly liberating. I was able to leave “reality” behind and get to the Truth."
Mayfield's paintings and monoprints have won many awards and have been represented in fine galleries in Philadelphia, Stamford, Washington, DC and Santa Fe, and are in collections private, corporate, and public all over the world. Barbara Mayfield lived in Santa Fe, NM for over twenty years, but is now based in the Philadelphia area.
March 6- April 19
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