Phil Epp was born in 1949, and has been painting for more than 40 years. His work is carried by galleries in Chicago, Santa Fe and Kansas City. He has completed large commissioned works for Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the American Royal, Sheraton Corporation, and numerous others. He has also been featured in the Kansas City Star and in the magazine Southwest Art. He was educated at Bethel College in Newton, KS.
In 1986 Phil was selected as Kansas Governor's Artist, and was featured in 1989 in the Kansas Governor's Artists Exhibition. In October of 1996 Nancy Kassebaum hosted an exhibition of his paintings in Washington, DC. In 1996 he executed six paintings in cooperation with the National Park Trust in Washington, DC, and also created a large painting for the Heartland Arts consortium in Manhattan, Kansas.
Phil's paintings have been purchased by collectors in some 40 states as well as by collectors in Japan and Europe. For his indoor pieces he works in acrylic, using up to sixteen layers to achieve the brilliance of his images.
Phil also works a great deal on outdoor installations, creating monumental pieces in ceramic tile for corporate and civic commissions. Recently he completed six tile ''totems'' for city hall in Olathe, KS. Each totem measures 17' x 4' and, when viewed together, create a landscape of unusual depth and brilliance.