Posts Tagged ‘ Chuck Caplinger ’

Victory Ride: The Memoirs of 29 Palms Artist Chuck Caplinger

Editor’s note–Chuck Caplinger, a leader in the 29 Palms arts scene, recently published his life story. An Artist’s Journey: Memoirs of the Creative Life of Artist Chuck Caplinger follows Chuck from his childhood in Pasadena, Texas, through his tenure as a NASA artist, then on to painting custom vans and film posters in Hollywood. It culminates in the momentous Harley ride that led him to Twentynine Palms and his current incarnation as a desert and wildlife painter. In the chapter excerpted here, the artist nicknamed Cowboy is commissioned to paint a Desert Storm Victory Parade mural in 29 Palms. The…

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Slow Art, Palm Desert Firehouse Mural, Historic Artist’s Home in Danger and More

Slow Art, Palm Desert Firehouse Mural, Historic Artist’s Home in Danger and More

With Desert X returning to the Valley in 2019, all eyes will be on installations ┬áscaled to Instagram. In the shift to Insta-art, those who work in the enduring ┬átradition of 20th Century Impressionist painters are easily overlooked. One such “slow artist” who has long explored the power of the local landscape is Elaine Mathews. She keeps returning each fall to Whitewater, Araby Wash and other perennial locations, despite the influx of mirrors and robots. In an acknowledgment of her dedication, she has been chosen as the poster artist for the 37th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival, March 7-10, 2019.…

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