About this design:
Back when Creek Street was Ketchikan’s red light district the Star House was the largest brothel and dance hall in the area. This is my take on how the building looked during the prohibition era of the 1920’s and 30’s. The woman in front is how I imagine the owner, Thelma Baker, may have looked at the time. Thelma owned the Star House from 1924 until her death in 1972.
About the artist:
Grace Freeman was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is mostly self taught, taking occasional art classes when she can. Her main tools for creating digital artwork are a Wacom Cintiq pen display and Adobe Photoshop. She also often uses Photoshop when planning artwork in other mediums. She enjoys experimenting in many different creative areas and has tried everything from photography to relief printing. She appreciates the way that the techniques from different mediums can feed back into each other to create new ways of approaching her artwork.
Over the years she has developed an artistic style that is often inspired by nature. One of her favorite things to do in her spare time is go hiking, gathering inspiration from the shapes and shadows of the natural world. She also tries to incorporate a sense of fun in her artwork, putting a touch of whimsy into even the darker pieces. When she has free time that isn’t being taken over with art you can find her drinking tea, playing video games, or hiking (rain or shine!).