Patterson & Barnes

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