Patterson & Barnes

Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Irma Thomas "Don't Go Crazy Just Because I Told You to Get Lost"
Irma Thomas "Don't Go Crazy Just Because I Told You to Get Lost"*
40.5x39
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Duke
23" x 40"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Etta James
24' x 24"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Love is All Around
64x64"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Just Beause
61 x 68
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Coltrane
42"x42"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Sack of Jewels
68.5 x 64
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Patterson & Barnes

Their paintings capture the powerful and expressive feelings conveyed in the making of jazz and blues.

Their compositions incorporate the use of many mediums including acrylic, watercolor, India ink, collage and constructions.  The expressiveness of many of their paintings is heightened by the evocative use of a purposeful exaggeration and abstraction.  The use of musicians best lent itself to this approach.

What makes the paintings even more unique is that each painting is a collaborative effort between  Patterson and Barnes.  They feel that an individual work is enriched by the infusion of their personal creativity, interests and past experiences.

The two met in the late 80’s while studying in Alabama under Bill Yeager.  During this time they painted separately and critiqued one another’s work.  They first collaborated in 1990 and soon developed a series of paintings based on jazz and blues musicians.  This series was born from their mutual interest in these original American art forms and the emotional power they expressed.

Their popularity extended to private and corporate collectors including Jimmy Buffet, Chris Rock, Peter Weller and Whoopi Goldberg.  They have created commissioned paintings for the Country Music Association headquarters, House of Blues blues clubs, B.B. King’s Blues Clubs and the Hard Rock Casino-Hotel.  In addition, the McIlhenny Company, makers of Tabasco brand pepper sauce, commissioned Patterson and Barnes to create a painting for the cover of their Tabasco Cookbook.

Their evocative paintings incorporate the use of many media, including acrylic, watercolor, India ink and collage. The expressiveness of many of their paintings is heightened by the use of a purposeful exaggeration and abstraction. These musicians themselves lend themselves to this technique. What makes the paintings even more unique is that each is a collaborative effort between the two artists. They feel that every individual work is enriched by the infusion of their personal creativity, interests, and past experience.