Patterson & Barnes

You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
D. Ellington
33x48"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Billie and Friends
Billie and Friends
48x60.5
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
Jazz (Louis Armstrong)
20" x 58.25"
A Roll of The Dice
29.75"x66.5"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
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
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Let It Go
52.50"x58.5
Charlie Parker
32.5 x 48"
Duke
23" x 40"
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
City Lights
City Lights
61" x 55"
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Mean Streets
23.25"x43.25
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Can't Buy Love
Can't Buy Love
17.75x15.75
Hurt Blues
31.2x29.2
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Phillips Head - Abstract
44 x 64
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Psychedelic Roadway - Abstract
64 x 44
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Coz Fontenot
Coz Fontenot*
31x61
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
Just a Bluesman with a Dream
22.2x19.2
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Jazz: Pete & Al
40" x 53.75"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Red Cross - Abstract
42 x 57
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Be Mine
Be Mine
64x53.2
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
Jazz Me Up
63.5x64
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
New Orleans
47.5"x65"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Storm On The Way
20"x60"
Jazzman with the Blues
36x30x8"
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
1937
31 x 48"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Etta James
24' x 24"
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Heart and Soul
41.5"x58.25"
Professor Longhair - Big Chief
32.7 x 48"
Coltrane
42"x42"
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
Oriental Rug - Abstract
64 x 44
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Love is All Around
64x64"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
Aretha - Queen of Soul
32.5 x 48"
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Ella
Ella*
33x52
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.