Patterson & Barnes

He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Baby Take off Your Hat
24 x 16.25
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Come To Bed Blues
24.75 x 30.5"
Coltrane
36.75 x 36.75"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Roosevelt Sykes "Stompin the Boogie"
40 x 40"
Still Crazy About Patsy Cline
25 x 15.5"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Ellis Marsalias
40 x 40"
David Bowie
64 x 44.25"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Ella
Ella*
33x52
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Sorta Blue
51 x 64"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Billie Holiday
24 x 24
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Playing My Song
19.25 x 19.25
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Bob Dylan "Turn Your Light Down Low"
17.25 x 24
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
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
Jazz: Miles Davis, Monk Coltrane
18 x 32"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Muddy Waters "She's A Heartbreaker"
19 x 24.5"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Henry Butler "Flying High"
36 x 48"
Ring Of Fire
64 x 50.5"
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Etta James
24' x 24"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Tangled Up In Blue
49 x 55.5"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Bad Case Of The Blues
17.5 x 24
Blues
50 x 64
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Thelonious Monk
32.5 x 48"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Duke
23" x 40"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Too Hot
64 x 44.5"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Love is All Around
64x64"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"
21.5 x 21.75"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Zydeco on the Bayou
18.25 x 23"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Miles
32.5 x 48"
I'm Singing The Blues
23.5 x 26
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
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.