Patterson & Barnes

Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Stone Wall
67 x 52"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
A Touch of Red
66 x 49.5"
Coltrane
36.75 x 36.75"
Solo
67.5 x 52"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Henry Butler "Flying High"
36 x 48"
After Hours
65 x 52"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
David Bowie
64 x 44.25"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Billie Holiday
24 x 24
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Playing My Song
19.25 x 19.25
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Too Hot
64 x 44.5"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
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
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Duke
23" x 40"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Muddy Waters "She's A Heartbreaker"
19 x 24.5"
Ellis Marsalias
40 x 40"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Etta James
24' x 24"
Thelonious Monk
32.5 x 48"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Baby Take off Your Hat
24 x 16.25
Charlie
64 x 52"
A Touch of Orange
66 x 49.5
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"
21.5 x 21.75"
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Bad Case Of The Blues
17.5 x 24
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Tangled Up In Blue
49 x 55.5"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Come To Bed Blues
24.75 x 30.5"
Geometry
66.5 x 51"
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Funky Room
66.5 x 49"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Shakey Dreams
67 x 52"
Bob Dylan "Turn Your Light Down Low"
17.25 x 24
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Blues
50 x 64
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Sorta Blue
51 x 64"
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Hurricane
66 x 48"
Roosevelt Sykes "Stompin the Boogie"
40 x 40"
Still Crazy About Patsy Cline
25 x 15.5"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Running Wild
66.5 x 48"
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Jazz: Miles Davis, Monk Coltrane
18 x 32"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Sister Sister
67 x 51.5"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
A Touch of Red
66 x 49.5
All Fired Up
66 x 49"
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Love is All Around
64x64"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
I'm Singing The Blues
23.5 x 26
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Ring Of Fire
64 x 50.5"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Zydeco on the Bayou
18.25 x 23"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Louie and The Man
53 x 50"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
D. Ellington
33x48"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
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.