McGraw has been a prolific painter of portraits throughout her thirty-plus year career
which has encompassed many facets of commercial and fine art. From 1970 to 1990 she was
an in-demand illustrator creating packaging art, national advertising, fashion and editorial
In 1986 her career segued into illustrating and/or writing thirteen children's picture
and craft books, including many bestsellers. Her extensive experience of conducting business
with clients while producing quality artwork to deadline, uniquely qualifies her to deliver
high quality paintings to deadline, for commissions, showings, and public installations.
Sheila McGraw is a member of The Portrait Society of America, The National Oil and
Acrylic Painters' Society, The Art League of Houston and The Arts Alliance Center
at Clear Lake.
Sheila McGraw is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Crime Writers of
Love You Forever, Robert Munsch author, 1986, bestseller, sales of more
This Old New House, 1989, 32 pages.
Papier-Mache Today, 1990, 144 pages. Bestseller.
Papier-Mache for Kids, 1991, 72 pages. Winner Benjamin Franklin Award, bestseller.
My Mother's Hands, Paul Cline author, 1991, 32 pages.
My Father's Hands, Paul Cline author, 1992, 32 pages.
Soft Toys to Sew, 1992, 168 pages.
Gifts Kids Can Make, 1994, 96 pages. Bestseller.
Dolls Kids Can Make, 1995, 72 pages.
I Promise I'll Find You, Heather Ward author, 1997. Bestseller.
Painting and Decorating Furniture, 1997, 304 pages. Bestseller.
Lightning Bug Thunder, Katie Burke author, 1998, 32 pages.
Pussycats Everywhere, 2000, 32 pages.
Still Life with Cat and Mouse, The first Sylvia Drake Novel, 2010 359 pages.