Patterson & Barnes

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