Dr. Andrew Barnett MD Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Andrew Barnett - Figurative Artist

Doctor Barnett is a figurative artist, both in the operating room and in the studio! His paintings and sculpture cover many subject matter, but tend to emphasize the human figure. Self taught, he began painting as a child. While at Yale, and again at Johns Hopkins, he produced art on a commission basis. While in medical school, he lived in the Bolton Hill area of Baltimore, in the shadow of the Maryland Institute of Art. He befriended many art students and taught human anatomy for drawing and sculpture.

Self Portrait - Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 68"
 
Self Portrait
Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 68"

When asked why so many of his figures are faceless, he answered, "We are naturally drawn to the face. Creating faceless figures, the other aspects of the painting draw our attention. We look to posture, to position, to attitude, to determine the meaning of the figure. Painting and sculpture allow me to distort my subject to create that meaning, something I cannot do in the operating room. It's liberating." Over the years, his figurative work has become less abstract.

Arthur - Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 60" - From a photograph of his father.
 
Arthur
Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 60"

He paints primarily from photographs because of time constraints. For sculpture, because of the 3D nature of the medium, he prefers live models. Because he has no formal training, he has always looked to other artists for inspiration and education. Frequently deriving his own work from the works of others, he feels a connection with the art community at large.

Goodbye - Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 60"

Goodbye
Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 60"

"Fine art and plastic surgery share many similarities, and some marked differences. Both require an aesthetic sense of mass and balance. A sense of the whole. Surgery is more demanding and unforgiving. It must be right. In art, I follow my own eye. In surgery, I follow the desires of my patient. Both have a zen quality - they expand to take all your focus. Everything else disappears."

 

Geo-Matrimony - Bronze - 60" x 80"- Series of 6    Installation at the home of a client in Greenwich, Connecticut
Geo-Matrimony
Bronze - 60" x 80"
Series of 6
   Installation at the home of a
client in Greenwich, Connecticut

 

"The creation of art is an essential part of my life. I've been very fortunate to spend every day producing things of beauty, both inside and outside of the operating room. Someday, I'll leave the operating room behind me, but I'll never stop creating art."

 

Dangling Conversation - On display in the gallery with the artist    Dangling Conversation - Acrylic on Canvas - 100" x 86"
Dangling Conversation
On display in the gallery
with the artist
   Dangling Conversation
Acrylic on Canvas - 100" x 86"

 

"Surround yourself with things of beauty - they will make you smile."

Smile! Acrylic on Canvas - 72" x 52"

Smile!
Acrylic on Canvas - 72" x 52"

 

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“I am a registered nurse… so after a lot of research and speaking to other physicians and fellow nurses… my decision was made. He is an artist and I believe the best in his field. Now my favorite thing to do is shop for bras. Thanks Dr. B, you are truly the best.”

-AN, RN, Napa, CA

“As a physician, I know about physician hype and marketing, the go to surgeon nonsense… Having lived and worked in the Bay area for many years, when it was my time I asked colleagues who performs consistently excellent facial work. Your name came up repeatedly… While I was impressed with your professionalism, it is the artistic, balanced, natural result that reminds me everyday that I made the right choice putting my face in your hands. Thank you.”

-LC, MD, Palm Springs, CA

“When I tell people that I have two adult children, they look at me and say, “You must have been a child bride.” Well I love the look on their faces when I tell them I’m 63. Sometimes I say “You know, Dr. Barnett is my secret weapon”, but most of the time I just say, “Oh, I guess I’m lucky. Good genes…” If they only knew! You are wonderful.”

-JG, San Francisco, CA

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