Patterson & Barnes

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