Patterson & Barnes

Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Duke
23" x 40"
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
D. Ellington
33x48"
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Love is All Around
64x64"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Etta James
24' x 24"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot
31x61
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
1937
31 x 48"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
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
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
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.