Art with Healing in Mind – Hospital Artwork is Good Medicine

Hospital artwork is more than just decoration. It is an integral part of recovery and well-being for many people in medical facilities.

The skilled healthcare art consultants at Kevin Barry Fine Art have over 20 years experience providing evidence-based art consulting services. We source innovative, custom artwork solutions for clients like Kaiser Permanente, Scripps, Henry Mayo, and more.

We’re passionate about innovative artwork solutions that help patients and their families promote healing through beautiful, uplifting murals, sculptures, paintings, photography, and interactive artwork.

custom wall art at the southern hills hospital placed above a drinking fountain

Where art meets client-centered ideas and values

Art has the power to touch the soul and soothe the mind. We understand selecting the right art for your healthcare facility can be challenging. When you choose KBFA, you’ll work with a skilled curator who has experience collaborating with architects, interior designers, administrators, and facilities managers. We’ll source remarkable healthcare artwork that’s just right for your unique space.

Our hospital art consultants source 2D, 3D, and interactive pieces from a deep roster of talented artists from around the world. We also leverage our talented pool of in-house designers to create or commission exceptional and customized art pieces.

A typical consulting lifecycle includes:


  • Initial phone consultation
  • Facility walkthrough
  • Gather and analyze information
  • Present curated selections and options
  • Plan and implement, etc.
large lobby sculpture art in the Kaiser Permanente Ontario, CA medical center

Enhancing spaces and inspiring wellness

Art helps restore and encourage positivity. It has been scientifically proven to enhance brain function and improve moods. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic, more than 60 percent of patients experienced a reduction in stress as a result of the hospital’s art collection.

From emergency rooms to family doctors, our healthcare art consultants have curated collections that offer both respite for staff and stimulation for patients. We’re proud to be one of the top art consulting firms who provide unique, therapeutic pieces for healthcare facilities across the country. Here is a list of our specialties:

  • Assisted living
  • Cardiac care
  • Continuing care retirement community
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency room
  • Family medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Independent living
  • Inpatient acute care
  • Medical office building (MOB)
  • Memory care
  • Neurology
  • Nursing home
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Residential care home
  • Senior housing
  • Skilled nursing
  • Urgent care
  • Women’s health
custom medical sculpture art in a hospital

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Research shows a direct connection between mental health and physical well being. The healthcare art consultants at KBFA are dedicated to taking the medical experience to the next level by healing patients, their families, and health workers through captivating art.

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Art impacts how people experience a space. Depending on the needs of your medical specialty and the specific outcome the art needs to create, we can design a cohesive plan for your facility using nature photography, colorful paintings, graphic wall coverings, sculptures, abstract pieces, playful, interactive designs, and more.

Our experienced art consultants can help you choose art that has the potential to help your patients and improve the overall aesthetic quality of the space.

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