Patterson & Barnes

Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Jimmy
22x48
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Abstract with Plexi
42x42
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Love is All Around
64x64"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Rodney Fontenot
18x37.5
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
House Rent Blues
23x30.5
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Robert Johnson
21x14
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Black & White Abstract in Gold Frame
34.5x41
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Sarah
32.75"x52"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Abstract with wood checks
21.5x35.7
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
On The Bayou
34.75"x61.25"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Oh My Soul
24x23.5
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Coltrane
42"x42"
What A Wonderful World
48"x71.75"
Sorta Crazy
42x42
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Duke
23" x 40"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
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
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
In The Mood
28.5"x51
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Cry Me a River
24.5x46
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Etta James
24' x 24"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Backwater Blues
34.7"x66.5"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Dr. John-Such a Night
34.5"x60
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
1937
31 x 48"
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
In A Dream
37.75"x60.5"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
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.