Patterson & Barnes

Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Sorta Crazy
42x42
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Oh My Soul
24x23.5
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Black & White Abstract in Gold Frame
34.5x41
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
What A Wonderful World
48"x71.75"
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Ella
Ella*
33x52
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
In The Mood
28.5"x51
Rodney Fontenot
18x37.5
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Coltrane
42"x42"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Backwater Blues
34.7"x66.5"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
I Forgot Her Name
I Forgot Her Name
18x22
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Marley (High on You)
33.5" x 57.5"
Rodney Fontenot
Rodney Fontenot
15x34
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Robert Johnson
21x14
1937
31 x 48"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Sarah
32.75"x52"
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
House Rent Blues
23x30.5
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
In A Dream
37.75"x60.5"
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Killing Time
Killing Time
17.5x15
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
25x18.5
Etta James
24' x 24"
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
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
On The Bayou
34.75"x61.25"
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Abstract with wood checks
21.5x35.7
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
Howlin' Wolf-Mr. Big Has Got the Roamin' Blues
24.5x55
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Secret Love
Secret Love
16x22
Love is All Around
64x64"
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Dr. John-Such a Night
34.5"x60
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Jimmy
22x48
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
D. Ellington
33x48"
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Duke
23" x 40"
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Abstract with Plexi
42x42
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Cry Me a River
24.5x46
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
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.