Patterson & Barnes

Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Etta James
24' x 24"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Sorta Blue
51 x 64"
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Tangled Up In Blue
49 x 55.5"
Jazz: Miles Davis, Monk Coltrane
18 x 32"
Zydeco on the Bayou
18.25 x 23"
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Tuts Washington
40 x 40"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Thelonious Monk
32.5 x 48"
Fats Domino "Ain't That A Shame"
40 x 40"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Coltrane
36.75 x 36.75"
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Professor Longhair "Party On"
40 x 40"
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Henry Butler "Flying High"
36 x 48"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Don't Go To Hell
19 x 17.75"
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Still Crazy About Patsy Cline
25 x 15.5"
Miles
32.5 x 48"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Dr. John "Such A Life"
36 x 48"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Champion Jack Dupree "Blues Got Me Rockin"
40 x 40"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Ring Of Fire
64 x 50.5"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Ellis Marsalias
40 x 40"
Love is All Around
64x64"
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Billie Holiday
24 x 24
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Muddy Waters "She's A Heartbreaker"
19 x 24.5"
Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"
21.5 x 21.75"
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Bad Case Of The Blues
17.5 x 24
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
James Booker "Mystery Man"
36 x 48
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
Blues
50 x 64
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
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
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Duke
23" x 40"
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
The Killing Time Blues
18.5 x 15"
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Roosevelt Sykes "Stompin the Boogie"
40 x 40"
Too Hot
64 x 44.5"
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Just Beause
61 x 68
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Harry Connick " Singin and Swingin"
40 x 40"
Baby Take off Your Hat
24 x 16.25
Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers
36 x 48
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
So Long Ago
23x24.5
D. Ellington
33x48"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
David Bowie
64 x 44.25"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Bob Dylan "Turn Your Light Down Low"
17.25 x 24
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
I'm Singing The Blues
23.5 x 26
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Dr. John "Such A Night"
34.5 x 60"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Playing My Song
19.25 x 19.25
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
He's A Wild Man
24.75 x 31"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Back Water Blues
35 x 66.25
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Come To Bed Blues
24.75 x 30.5"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
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.