Houston Art Gallery & Studio

1218 Heights Spring 2015

The John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio is located at 1218 Heights Boulevard in the heart of Houston’s Historic Heights.

John Ross Palmer’s
Houston Art Gallery & Studio
1218 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77008

The John Palmer Art Gallery and Studio is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment. Please call 713-861-6726 or text 281-224-0968 to set an appointment if you would like to meet with Houston’s Artist John Ross Palmer.

Built in the early 1930’s, this charming 1218 Heights Boulevard Houston bungalow has been restored and expanded to include Palmer’s fine art gallery, art studio and his private living quarters. John purchased the Houston home in 2006 and new construction began in early 2008. Construction by Design home builder Terri Robinson worked painstakingly on the project to insure that the historic bungalow was preserved while the chic nature of modern art would be prominent.  The elegant yet functional design was the brainchild of Houston Heights Designer Sam Gianukos with Creole Design.

Highlights of the bungalow include a majestic mosaic tiling by Houston Heights artist Chris Silkwood in the home’s original built-in china cabinet, “clear story” windows which allow both natural light and wall space for Palmer’s artwork and original floors and ceilings.  The chic art gallery addition, or “Great Room”, is the modern complement to the historic bungalow.  It has a custom hand-stained floor which gives a natural base the contemporary art space.  One of the most beautiful and regal components of the Great Room are the two Founding Collector Walls which etch names of prominent collectors in black granite.

Interior Gallery

Great Room featuring the Founding Collectors Wall.

Palmer creates in his upstairs art studio, which is linked to John Palmer and his husband Ryan Lindsay’s “apartment.” The living quarters are spacious and comfortable to permit a relaxing home separate from the business of art. The couple was most honored to have their home featured in the 2009 Houston Heights Association’s Spring Home & Garden Tour.

Art Studio 1

John Ross Palmer’s private art studio.

In 2014, construction was completed on the state-of-the-art “Chrysalis”, the gallery and art studios addition that serves as the epicenter of Palmer’s art movement of Escapism and training ground for the artists accepted into his Escapist Mentorship Progam.  The empowering, 1,600 sq. ft. structure includes the Franklin Gallery on the lower level and Jennings, Patriarca and Goehausen Studios on the second story.

Palmer and his Escapism Patrons

Chrysalis Groundbreaking Ceremony, January 2014.


The Chrysalis serves as the epicenter of Palmer’s art movement of Escapism.

To set up a private viewing of Palmer’s Houston private art gallery and studio, please call 713-861-6726, text Ryan at 281-224-0968 or e-mail Aubrey Burghardt at Aubrey@JohnPalmerArt.com.


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