2022 Premier Artist, Phil Epp

Phil Epp, courtesy of the CAA

Phil Epp

Phil Epp was born in York, Nebraska, in 1946 and raised in rural Nebraska on a crop/cattle farm. Phil says he is strongly imprinted into the open spaces of the Great Plains where he was born and has spent most of his life. His unique paintings are filled with billowing cloud formations, windswept prairies and vast deserts. As he states, “They celebrate the naïve, the simple, the pure, the unspoiled and the spiritual.” Epp works mostly in acrylic paint, using up to sixteen layers to achieve the brilliance of his images.

His paintings are found in both public and private collections, with works in some 40 states as well as in Japan and Europe. Epp also works a great deal on outdoor installations, creating monumental pieces in ceramic tile for corporate and civic commissions.

He has won numerous awards and recognition throughout his 40-year career. In 2017, he became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. Learn more about Phil at his website www.philepp.com.

Storm and Adobe, Acrylic on board, Phil Epp