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


29 Palms Inn
~ Through 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
Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition ~ Dec. 2014
Twentynine Palms, CA ~ Juried Art Exhibition
Grand Prize winner ~ Artist of Distinction Award 2014

Left: Summer Rain Shower by Chuck Caplinger, 24”x36” oil on canvas, recipient of the ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARD in the juried art exhibition, Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2014, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA.

CDPA 20th Anniversary Mural ~ 2014 ~ Twentynine Palms, CA
Chuck Caplinger teamed up with muralist Art Mortimer to create a tribute to the California desert.
Shafter, California ~ 2013 MURALS

Chuck Caplinger's Desert Art Studio
was "on location" in Shafter, CA, July to Sept. 2013 painting 2 historically themed outdoor murals on State Route 43 in Shafter for theirCentennial Celebration 2013.

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