Patterson & Barnes

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