Patterson & Barnes

Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
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
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
1937
31 x 48"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot
31x61
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Etta James
24' x 24"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Love is All Around
64x64"
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
D. Ellington
33x48"
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Dr. John-Such a Night
34.5"x60
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Duke
23" x 40"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
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.