Patterson & Barnes

Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Red Cross - Abstract
42 x 57
Psychedelic Roadway - Abstract
64 x 44
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
1937
31 x 48"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Coltrane
42"x42"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Duke
23" x 40"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
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
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
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
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Etta James
24' x 24"
Oriental Rug - Abstract
64 x 44
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Love is All Around
64x64"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Phillips Head - Abstract
44 x 64
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
D. Ellington
33x48"
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.