CANADIAN PRAIRIE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES

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EDWARD EPP. Lorenzo Painting beside Intercontinental Packers, 1996.Mendel Art Gallery

EDWARD JOHN EPP, b. 1950, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As a high school student, Edward Epp was encouraged to pursue painting by Reta Cowley. He studied formal at the University of Saskatchewan as well as at several Emma Lake Artists Workshops in the '80s. Epp works in a number of manners, but watercolour has been a special forte. Because the medium is easily set up and relatively portable, he has used it frequently on his extensive travels. He has painted in Liberia, Botswana, in China from Beijing to near the border of Tibet, and in the Canadian prairie provinces and British Columbia, where he now lives. He is an original in watercolour. Having learned the manner from Dorothy Knowles and Reta Cowley, he has developed a personal style based on loose underdrawing in charcoal combined with seemingly casual, saturated washes painted wet into wet.


TERRY FENTON