Patterson & Barnes

Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
What A Wonderful World
48"x71.75"
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
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
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Psychedelic Roadway - Abstract
64 x 44
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
D. Ellington
33x48"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
1937
31 x 48"
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Love is All Around
64x64"
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Red Cross - Abstract
42 x 57
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Duke
23" x 40"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Coltrane
42"x42"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Oriental Rug - Abstract
64 x 44
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Etta James
24' x 24"
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Phillips Head - Abstract
44 x 64
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
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.