Edward Epp was born in 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Epp is best known for his landscape paintings that depict scenes from his home environments and his travels (including trips to Liberia, Botswana and China). Much of his work is plein air paintings, and the elements, especially wind and rain, have played an important part in his process. Epp's work has been shown in exhibitions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, as well as in the United States and Botswana. His paintings can be found in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), Edmonton Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), National Museum and Art Gallery (Botswana), University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Edward Epp moved to northwest British Columbia in 1988 and since 1999 has lived in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
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