Patterson & Barnes

Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Coltrane
42"x42"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
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
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Etta James
24' x 24"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Duke
23" x 40"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Just Beause
61 x 68
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone
67 x 61.5
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
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
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Love is All Around
64x64"
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
1937
31 x 48"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Sack of Jewels
68.5 x 64
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
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.