Edward Epp

Selected Works



1996      Masters in Education
              University of Northern BC, Prince George BC

1975      Masters in Studio Art
              University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

1973      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art (with distinction)
              University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK


2005     Emma Lake Professional Artist Workshop
             University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

2002     Artists Workshop, Blue River BC

1999     Narrative Conversations-4, Toronto ON

1996     Healing and the Creative Arts, Vancouver BC

1992     Landscape painting workshops, Leighton Art Centre, Millarville AB

1991     Emma Lake Professional Artist Workshop
             University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

1983-4 Research methods, Islam in West Africa 
             Primary ethnological research into traditional African art
             Cuttington University College, Botswana

1987     Triangle Art Workshop, New York NY

1980     Emma Lake Professional Artist Workshop
             University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

1981     Emma Lake Professional Artist Workshop
              University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

1979     Lithography Workshop
             Banff School of Fine Art, Banff AB

1978     Print making, paper making workshop with Charles Ringess
             University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK


2012      Edward Epp – Spiritual Geography: BC Landscapes
              Cowachin Theatre Lobby, Duncan BC

2011     Edward Epp: New Paintings – South Islands, BC
              ArtSpring Gallery, Saltspring Island BC

2009      Mystic North – Paintings from Northern British Columbia
              Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC

2007     Home Visits, Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace BC

2006      Two Perspectives-Visions of Haida Gwaii
              Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005      Edward Epp: The Figure (Paintings 1990 – 2005)
              Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC

2004      Of Northern Extraction, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George BC

2003     Freighters, ships and planes: Paintings from Prince Rupert Harbour
             Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace BC

2001     Edward Epp: Acrylic and Watercolour Paintings
             Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg MB

2000     Who is writing (painting) the future?
             Museum of Northern BC, Prince Rupert BC

1999     A Painter’s Paradise
             Gallery One, Toronto ON

1998     Figure, landscape: dialogical conversation
             Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace BC

1997      From Beijing to BC
              The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg MN

1996      Edward Epp - Landscapes
              Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George BC

1995      Edward Epp - Landscapes
              The Works Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton AB

1994      Edward Epp — BC Landscapes
              Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

1993      Treescapes-Landscapes by Edward Epp
               Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC

1992      Paintings from Northwestern BC
              Nanaimo Art Gallery, Malaspina College, Nanaimo BC

1990     Paintings from Africa (a nine-year perspective)
             PERSPECTIVES, Chatham NY

1989     Out of Liberia, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver BC

1988     Recent Paintings — Edward Epp, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto ON

1984     Edward Epp — Watercolours,  Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton AB



2000-2012  Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society - Annual Exhibitions 

1999           Landscape Redefined: Six Contemporary Approaches
                   Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC

2002           Edmonton Contemporary Artists' Society 10th Anniversary Exhibition
                   Curator by Kenworth Moffat, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton AB

1996           The Character Landscape
                   Mendel Art Gallery, Curator: Robert Saskatoon, SK

1996           Plain View: Landscape Symposium
                   Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

1988           Saskatchewan Open
                   Curated by Greg Curnoe Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

1985          The Second Generation — Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters
                  Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK



Dykk, Lloyd “Avoid the Scholock-ther’s great art in Gastown” Vancouver Sun January 12, 2008

“15th Annual Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society” (Catalogue) Edmonton AB 

Dykk, Lloyd “BC  Artist’s watercolours capture a vanishing China”, Vancouver Sun, May 04, 2007

Lawrence, Robin “Haida Glee – Transitions in Northwest Coast Art” Border Crossings, Issue No. 100,2006

Dykk, Lloyd “Dual Vision –Haida Gwaii from within and without”, Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun  July 8,2006

Rhubarb Literary Publication, Cover Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 2005

“Kincolith” Creekstone Press (September 2000), Smithers BC

“A Canuck in the Chinese Wilderness of People:  Text and watercolours by Edward Epp, Border Crossings" Summer 1996

“Treescapes” Points North: Literary journal, (1994) University of Northern BC

Zepp, Norman, Michael Parke-Taylor “The Second Generation — Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters,” (1985) Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK

Wylie, Liz “Edward Epp – Watercolours” Vie Deserts, Fall 1984

Bingham, Russell  “Edward Epp – Watercolours" Edmonton Art Gallery (1983), Edmonton AB

Artist Statement

Canadian artist Edward Epp (MFA University of Saskatchewan, 1975) captures the spirit of BC’s rich coastal topography through his lyrical paintings that reflect the landscape, the people, and the icons of coastal and northern BC.  Epp’s art has been widely acclaimed and shown throughout BC and Canada. Constantly inspired by his environs, Epp is known for his 'plein air' paintings: he works on several paintings at a time outside in the elements with the rain and wind contributing to the creation of his work.

 “Sometimes in the long, long winter, when wind tears the rain across my face, lumps of acrylic stream off the canvas, and sufficient working light disappears by 4:30 pm, I wonder about the sanity of working as a singular artist, ‘hanging in’ here after all these years. Yet, hope persists that the works of art that have been fashioned over this period of time as an artist/seeker in this challenging zone may be viewed as a distinct, valuable portrayal of the tensions experienced in this remote region.

Nature evokes deep spiritual responses, and when I am in a natural environment, I feel a living, breathing sense, something that is totally absent in reproduction. Sketches could work, but they have never been sufficient for me when I undertake the ‘searches’ in painting. So far, the most convincing painterly response, the most authentic for me, is in that natural moment.”