Patterson & Barnes

Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Coltrane
42"x42"
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
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
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Sack of Jewels
68.5 x 64
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Love is All Around
64x64"
Just Beause
61 x 68
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone
67 x 61.5
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Etta James
24' x 24"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
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
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
D. Ellington
33x48"
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Duke
23" x 40"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
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.