Artist Chuck Caplinger and Actress Holgie Forrester


BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Artist and muralist Chuck Caplinger and his actress wife Holgie Forrester join this Big Blend Radio “Toast to Twentynine Palms, CA” Happy Hour Show to talk about their careers and life in the high desert. Listen to the whole show on, listen/download their interview podcast on Spreaker, YouTube, or SoundCloud.

Chuck 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 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 and Gallery. Pictured mural “CDPA 20th Anniversary” is by Caplinger and Art Mortimer, and is located at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Pictured “29!” metal sculpture, designed by Caplinger, welcomes travelers as they enter Twentynine Palms from the west, on 29 Palms Hwy. More at

Located in Southern California’s desert region, Twentynine Palms is home to Joshua Tree National Park and is the gateway to Mojave Trails National Monument and Mojave National Preserve. Known as the Oasis of Murals, this art community is home to over 60 pieces of public art including murals, sculptures, and various art installations. More at

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