Chuck Caplinger Lizard Mural, Twentynine Palms, CA

Desert Art Studio & Gallery
Twentynine Palms, California


Portraits, Paintings, Murals
of the Southwest

Welcome to Chuck Caplinger’s Desert Art Studio & Gallery in Twentynine Palms, California, at the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert.

Chuck Caplinger Desert Art Studio dome, Twentynine Palms, CA

Chuck Caplinger is a master at portraying the wildlife and landscapes of the desert Southwest in his murals and oils on canvas. The Texas-born artist and his actress wife, Holgie Forrester, moved to Twentynine Palms, CA, in the Mojave Desert in 1997, trading a Hollywood studio for a spacious dome home near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The dome became Caplinger’s world headquarters for DESERT ART STUDIO & GALLERY.

Caplinger’s oil paintings and portraits hang in public and private collections around the world, and his murals can be found in Twentynine Palms and throughout Southern California, as well as Texas. Original paintings and prints are for sale in his Desert Art Studio & Gallery (open by appointment), and he is available for painting commissions, custom portraits, murals, mural consulting, and private art instruction.

Chuck Caplinger painting, YoungCoyote-200

Chuck Caplinger
Desert Art Studio
P.O. Box 1678
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 361-2305


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Chuck Caplinger painting, Ravens1-200
Chuck Caplinger Oasis of Mara painting, Twentynine Palms, CA

Chuck Caplinger's Desert Art Studio was "on location" in Shafter, CA, July to Sept. 2013.
Muralist Caplinger and his wife, Holgie Forrester, painted 2 historically themed outdoor murals
along State Route 43 in downtown Shafter for their Centennial Celebration 2013.
The commissioned murals, each 67 ft. long by 12 ft. high, play a major role in the
city's milestone 100th birthday celebration in October. Click here for photos!

Chuck Caplinger’s works are exhibited at various venues in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.
Call or email him for an appointment to visit Desert Art Studio & Gallery.


29 Palms Art Gallery
~ March 2015
Twentynine Palms, CA ~ Desert Landscapes & Wildlife Painting
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 1, 2015 (12 to 3 p.m.)
Tumbleweed Gallery ~ March 2015
Borrego Springs, CA ~ Desert oils on canvas
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 2015 (5-7 p.m.)
Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition ~ Dec. 2014
Grand Prize winner ~ Artist of Distinction Award 2014
Twentynine Palms, CA ~ Juried Art Exhibition

Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival
~ April 2014
22nd Annual, JTNP HQ & Oasis Visitor Center, Twentynine Palms

Left: Summer Rain Shower by Chuck Caplinger, 24x36 oil on canvas, recipient of the ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARD 2014, Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, juried art exhibition.

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