Elizabeth Punches

A Midsummer Night

Oil on panel


About the Artist 

Elizabeth Punches was born and grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has been painting since a very early age. Her mother managed restaurants for 20 years, and her father worked in the oil fields. Both parents were artists as well. Her grandfather was a carpenter and taught her how to chip carve when she was 10. Punches moved often with her parents, and having been married for 21 years to a psychology professor, she traveled much with him as well due to his career.


After attending a few different schools in different states, Punches received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Intermont College. Prior to moving to Galveston in 2007, she spent 7 years in northern Maine and had a studio and gallery there. Punches opened her gallery in Galveston in June of 2011. She lives at The National Hotel Artist Lofts among other artists. She has one younger brother and three children.


When not in her studio, Punches contracts with a restoration and conservation services company. She most recently worked on a project restoring the Williams Administration Building at Texas A&M. She was also brought in on the painting phase of the Simon Theater in Brenham, Texas.


Elizabeth Punches Studio & Gallery is located at 403 22nd Street in Galveston. It is open Thursday-Saturday, 12 noon(ish)-7pm and by appointment. Visit the gallery during ArtWalk, November 28th until 9:30pm. Also visit www.facebook.com/ElizabethPunchesStuidioAndGallery. You can contact Punches by phone at (740)624-7797.