Patterson & Barnes

Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
Coltrane
42"x42"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
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
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Just Beause
61 x 68
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
1937
31 x 48"
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans
70 x 53
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
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
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Love is All Around
64x64"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Duke
23" x 40"
Etta James
24' x 24"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Trombone Shorty All About the Funk
69.5 x 62
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone
67 x 61.5
Sack of Jewels
68.5 x 64
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
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.