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.


29 Palms Inn
~ Exhibition ~ April & May 2015
Twentynine Palms, CA ~ Desert Oils and Giclees

Tumbleweed Gallery ~ Solo Show ~March 2015
Borrego Springs, CA ~ “Spirits of the Southwest”
(Some works remain on display through summer.)

29 Palms Art Gallery ~ Solo Show ~ March 2015
Twentynine Palms, CA ~ “Big Skies” Desert Landscapes
(Including Summer Rain Shower at left.)

Left: Summer Rain Shower by Chuck Caplinger, 24”x36” oil on canvas, recipient of the ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARD in the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2014, Juried Art Exhibition at 29 Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA, and featured in the “Big Skies” exhibition, March 2015.

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 works are exhibited at various venues in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.
Or email him for an appointment to visit Desert Art Studio & Gallery.

Stay tuned for news about a new mural in Bakersfield, CA!

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