Patterson & Barnes

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