Patterson & Barnes

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Just Beause
61 x 68
David Bowie
64 x 44.25"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Bob Dylan "Turn Your Light Down Low"
17.25 x 24
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Etta James
24' x 24"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
The Killing Time Blues
18.5 x 15"
Tuts Washington
40 x 40"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Thelonious Monk
32.5 x 48"
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
Baby Take off Your Hat
24 x 16.25
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Billie Holiday
24 x 24
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Come To Bed Blues
24.75 x 30.5"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Dr. John "Such A Night"
34.5 x 60"
He's A Wild Man
24.75 x 31"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Dr. John "Such A Life"
36 x 48"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Playing My Song
19.25 x 19.25
Champion Jack Dupree "Blues Got Me Rockin"
40 x 40"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
I'm Singing The Blues
23.5 x 26
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Bad Case Of The Blues
17.5 x 24
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Jazz: Miles Davis, Monk Coltrane
18 x 32"
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Red Cross - Abstract
42 x 57
Harry Connick " Singin and Swingin"
40 x 40"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Sack of Jewels
68.5 x 64
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Don't Go To Hell
19 x 17.75"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Ring Of Fire
64 x 50.5"
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Too Hot
64 x 44.5"
Professor Longhair "Party On"
40 x 40"
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Ellis Marsalias
40 x 40"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Back Water Blues
35 x 66.25
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Roosevelt Sykes "Stompin the Boogie"
40 x 40"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
D. Ellington
33x48"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Coltrane
36.75 x 36.75"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Henry Butler "Flying High"
36 x 48"
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Tangled Up In Blue
49 x 55.5"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Fats Domino "Ain't That A Shame"
40 x 40"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers
36 x 48
Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"
21.5 x 21.75"
Sorta Blue
51 x 64"
Still Crazy About Patsy Cline
25 x 15.5"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
James Booker "Mystery Man"
36 x 48
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Muddy Waters "She's A Heartbreaker"
19 x 24.5"
Blues
50 x 64
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Zydeco on the Bayou
18.25 x 23"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Love is All Around
64x64"
Duke
23" x 40"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
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.