Patterson & Barnes

I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
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
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot
31x61
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Love is All Around
64x64"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Coltrane
36.75" x 36.75"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Ella - 2012
39.3x39.3
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
D. Ellington
33x48"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
1937
31 x 48"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Pete & Al
Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Etta James
24' x 24"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Duke
23" x 40"
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
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.