Painting of Tami, from 1986- Seattle, WA

I'm scanning and cataloging more portraits from the early days in the Fremont studio over the Red Door Tavern. Back then the Fremont area of Seattle was definitely not shishi. It was vintage clothing stores and Espresso to Go, a take-out pizza joint and Cape Cod Comfy Chairs- and there was always parking. I used to walk to the studio from my rental room on Baker Ave from which I could see the Ship Canal and the Olympic Mountains, and for that one didn't pay extra. I anguished over whether I could possibly be a painter. This is a portrait of Tami, girlfriend of a friend, who sat for me so I could try my hand at some painted portraits. Nancy Schutt Seattle portrait painter- early work