Patterson & Barnes

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