Patterson & Barnes

Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
The One and Only, Duke
32.5 x 48"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Duke
23" x 40"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Coltrane
36.75" x 36.75"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Smooth Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Monk
32.5 x 48"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Tangled Up in Blue
32.5 x 48"
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot
31x61
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
1937
31 x 48"
Ella - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Miles Davis Jazz
32.5 x 48"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.5 x 48"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
Ella - 2012
39.3x39.3
Etta James
24' x 24"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.5 x 48"
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Dr. John in the Quarter
34.5 x 60"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Dylan Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Pete & Al
Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
The One and Only, Miles Davis
18 x 32"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Dave Brubeck
32.5 x 48"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Love is All Around
32.5 x 48
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
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
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.