Patterson & Barnes

Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues
Son Thomas - Crying Baby Blues*
31x36
Stop Running Around With Bad People!
Stop Running Around With Bad People!*
18x15.5
Bob Marley Everything Gonna Be Alright
68 x 60
Thelonious Monk
32.5 x 48"
Eighty Eight
66 x 96
Fats Domino - I'm Ready
32.7 x 48"
David Bowie
64 x 44.25"
Thinking About Leaving
Thinking About Leaving
29.75x66.75
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair*
44.5x53.75
She Wants to Take Me Home*
She Wants to Take Me Home*
13" x 13.25"
All Fired Up
66 x 49"
Running Wild
66.5 x 48"
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones*
36x52
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You
Conray Fontenot - Waiting on You*
17.25x27
Eighty Eight
66 x 96
Coltrane
32.5 x 48"
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy
Buddy Guy - Blues Guy*
37x49
You Use to Love Me Blues*
You Use to Love Me Blues*
13.25" x 13.5"
Alligator and the Frog
Alligator and the Frog*
15x36.75
Billie*
Billie*
24.75" x 45.25"
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
I'm Cajun; Bite Me
18.25" x 23"
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
Jazz (Billie, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, etc.)
49" x 73.75"
Roosevelt Sykes "Stompin the Boogie"
40 x 40"
Slow Jazz
Slow Jazz
30.5x39
Funky Room
66.5 x 49"
Playing My Song
19.25 x 19.25
Ella
Ella*
33x52
Baby Take off Your Hat
24 x 16.25
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker "I Don't Want to Hear It"*
20x17.5
Shakey Dreams
67 x 52"
Sorta Blue
51 x 64"
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz
Eddie Lejeune - Fish Camp Waltz*
34.25x46.5
Ho Ho Men
Ho Ho Men*
72.5x69
Aquarium
Aquarium
52.5x67.5
Billie Holiday
24 x 24
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love*
26.5x38.50
Gatemouth Brown
Gatemouth Brown*
45.5x41
Dog Fight
Dog Fight
66.5x63.5
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
Dog Fight #2 *
Dog Fight #2 *
42x54
My Band
My Band
19.75x60
Come To Bed Blues
Come To Bed Blues
25x31
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N
Wynton Marsalis, Blue in N*
33x33.5
Come To Bed Blues
24.75 x 30.5"
Miles Davis-Night is Falling
Miles Davis-Night is Falling*
37x49
I'm Singing The Blues
23.5 x 26
Getting Late
Getting Late*
23.75x26.75
Somebody's Lover
Somebody's Lover
19.5x19.25
Coltrane 2012
36.7"x36.7"
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest
Willie King - Layed Mama to Rest*
31x55
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks
Bob Dylan - Love Sucks*
24x27
Ring Of Fire
64 x 50.5"
Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"
21.5 x 21.75"
Ellis Marsalias
40 x 40"
Coltrane
36.75 x 36.75"
Rosie Ledet
Rosie Ledet
25.25x17
Piano Man*(
Piano Man*
13.5" x 13.33"
Duke
23" x 40"
Lost in the Moment
Lost in the Moment*
29.5x56.5
Hung Out To Dry
71.5 x 63
No Trash Talk Here
No Trash Talk Here*
19x16.5
Miles
32.5 x 48"
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn on Your Love Light
40.7x40
Elvis Shake It Up
Elvis - Shake It Up Mama
77x70
So Long Ago
23x24.5
Bertha & Little Joe
Bertha & Little Joe
35x66.5
Tangled Up In Blue
49 x 55.5"
Solo
67.5 x 52"
My Baby Can Blow
My Baby Can Blow*
35.5x46
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Temptation*
21.5x15
Muddy Waters "She's A Heartbreaker"
19 x 24.5"
A Touch of Red
66 x 49.5"
Once Upon a Time
14.75x18.75
Junior Wells
Junior Wells*
57.5x28
Hot in the Kitchen*
Hot in the Kitchen*
18.75x25
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
Felix Richard - Tired and Dirty. I'm Coming Home
20.25x20
Purple People*
Purple People*
62.5x65.5
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
Memphis Slim - Glad She Is Gone
20x23.25
I Don't Do Love Songs*
I Don't Do Love Songs*
13" x 13"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Ready to Rock"*
37x49
Etta James
24' x 24"
Sentimental - Monk
32.5 x 48"
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy
I Ain't Your Sugar Daddy*
14.5x12.5
Zydeco on the Bayou
18.25 x 23"
Love Peace and Happiness
Love Peace and Happiness*
65x55
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
Jimmy Buffett "Let's Go Fishing"
39x48
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Love Supreme*
21.5x17.5
E. Fitzgerald - Gotta Have Swing
31 x 48"
Ella In Orange dress
39.3x39.3
Monk*
Monk*
22.25" x 47"
BB King "Delta Man"
BB King "Delta Man"*
37x49
Red Rooster Lounge*
Red Rooster Lounge*
18.5x25
Bayou Blues
20" x 23"
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Sarah Vaughan - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
28x26
Stone Wall
67 x 52"
Oyster Bay
35" x 61"
Dylan - Always Searching
32.5 x 48"
Think Green*
Think Green*
59.5x65.2
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
Betty Carter, the Bebop Girl
24x24
Victory
66 x 96
Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey*
37.5x43
Are You Saved*
Are You Saved*
21" x 30.5"
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
23x40
Sydney Bechet
18.5x22.5
Mildred's in the Middle
Mildred's in the Middle
63" x 62"
Charlie
64 x 52"
Miles Davis - Jazz
18 x 32"
Save Me
Save Me*
15.25x26.25
Hurricane
66 x 48"
Geometry
66.5 x 51"
Bob Dylan*
Bob Dylan*
18.25x18.75
Drugs
15" x 23.25"
Bad Case Of The Blues
17.5 x 24
Don't Get Stuck in Hell
Don't Get Stuck in Hell*
25x18.5
Hogwash
Hogwash
67x59.2
Love is All Around
64x64"
Jazz: Miles Davis, Monk Coltrane
18 x 32"
Sister Sister
67 x 51.5"
Mama Prays for Me*
Mama Prays for Me*
26" x 25.25"
Sinatra*
Sinatra*
24" x 36"
Bob Dylan "Turn Your Light Down Low"
17.25 x 24
A Touch of Red
66 x 49.5
She Don't Care
She Don't Care
18.75" x 24"
Party Animal
Party Animal*
57.5x67.5
Henry Butler "Flying High"
36 x 48"
I'm Singing the Blues
I'm Singing the Blues
23.25" x 26.25"
Go 3 Blocks*
Go 3 Blocks*
64x66.5
After Hours
65 x 52"
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday-Jazz Singer*
68x57.75
What More Do You Want*
What More Do You Want*
22" x 17.5"
Black is Black
Black is Black
67x58.5
Too Hot
64 x 44.5"
Alligator Mississippiensis*
Alligator Mississippiensis*
19" x 61"
Hendrix Kiss The Sky
60 x 63
Jazz Fan*
Jazz Fan*
31x39
I'm On Your Side
I'm On Your Side
28.5x51.25
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
24x31.7
He's a Wild Man
He's a Wild Man
25x31
Still Cool
Still Cool*
43x33.25
D. Ellington
33x48"
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
Bill Monroe "Father of Bluegrass"*
18x15
Blues
50 x 64
A Touch of Orange
66 x 49.5
Ella, Billie, Bessie
Something to Say - Ella, Billie, Bessie
36x52
I Got My Wings
I Got My Wings
23.25" x 43.25"
Louie and The Man
53 x 50"
Tangled Up in Blue
70x64"
I Seen Too Much
17.5" x 19"
What's You Crying About
What's You Crying About
20.5" x 17.25"
Sarah Vaughn "Baby I'm Yours"
"Baby I'm Yours" - Sarah Vaughn
31x37
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
Terrance Simien "Cajun Paradise"
15x29.5
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
Alligator Mississipiensis - 2012*
25" x 63"
Still Crazy About Patsy Cline
25 x 15.5"
Worried Man Blues
Worried Man Blues*
19.5x19
Dave Brubeck
32.7x48"
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.