Patterson & Barnes

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