S H E L L E E   G R A H A M - Photographer 

Just like Route 66, Shellee Grahamıs work is enjoying ever-increasing popularity among US 66 enthusiasts who attend her exhibitions and among art collectors who have discovered her work. Since 1990, this St. Louis photographer has traveled the length of this venerable highway. Her self-appointed mission was to preserve the old diners, motels, people and gas stations on film before they were destroyed. Her first Route 66 exhibit was in 1992 and this showing is a continuation of that initial exhibit.

Graham is also the author and photographer of two books: ³Return to Route 66,² ‹a postcard book (Council Oak Books, Tulsa, 1998) and ³Tales from the Coral Court: Photos and Stories from a Lost Route 66 Landmark,² (Virginia Publishing, St. Louis, 2000). For ³Tales...² she received the Route 66 Magazine ³Book of the Year² Award in 2002, and received a CALOP* grant to complete a video documentary about the Coral Court Motel.

Shellee has worked as a courtroom artist, graphic designer, fashion illustrator and as an art director. She lives with her family less than a mile from Bypass Route 66 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. For more information, contact her via Email: shellee66@earthlink.net, or write to her at: S.Graham, P.O. Box 802, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Her websites include: http://home.earthlink.net/~shellee66/sg.html  or  http://www.coralcourt.com.