Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch was born in Ottawa in 1953. The natural world has been his life-long passion and is a constant source of inspiration for him.

A member of the S.C.A.(Society of Canadian Artists), his paintings can be found in private and corporate collections all across North America. Omar was a featured artist in the 2013 publication of ‘International Contemporary Artists’. His use of vibrant colors, attention to detail and his thought provoking subject matter are constantly met with the questions, “How did you think of that? “ or “Where do you get your ideas from?”

As a two-time Juno Award-winning songwriter and twenty-year founding member of the popular Canadian group FATHEAD, Omar is known in music circles for his unusual approach on the electric, fretless bass. His humorous and often thought-provoking songwriting has carried him to the finals three times in the I.S.C. (International Songwriting Competition). Never limited to just one genre, his writing travels through many different musical styles and has landed him on stage with some of the music world’s greatest legends. Omar has worked with Etta James, Paul Butterfield, John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton, to name just a few.

His Musical/Visual creations are constantly evolving and are always a source of anticipation and interest to his audience. He is on a mission to integrate these two artistic mediums into one coherent vision.

 

 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Federation of Canadian Artists -

First prize painting " Pantomime " 1975

Arts Etobicoke -

Best in show " Late for the BBQ " 1984
Honourable mention. ``Rosy the Hose `` 1984
Best mixed media. `` Breakfast of Champions " no.2 1998
Honourable mention `` Fishing by levitation`` 1998

North York Arts Council -

Best mixed media `` Breakfast of Champions`` no. 2 1988

Best in show Latcham gallery annual juried show "Find the Golden Toad" 2016

Jurors choice award, Scarborough Arts annual juried show 2016

 

 

2014 SHOWS & PUBLICATIONS

Latchman Gallery - Annual Juried Show
International Contemporary Artists - ``Featured Artist Section``
Big Little Art Book - Arts Scarborough
Wallflower Exhibition - Arts Scarborough
The Bartlett Gallery - ``Moody Hues`` Group Show
Arts Scarborough - Annual Juried Show Cedar Ridge Gallery

2015 SHOWS & PUBLICATIONS

Quest Gallery, annual juried show
Bartlett Gallery , Climate Change Show
Scarborough Arts , annual juried show
Colborne Art Gallery, annual juried show
IATSE " Off Camera " show Gallery 1313

2016 SHOWS & PUBLICATIONS

The Latcham Gallery, annual juried show
Scarborough Arts " En Route" juried show Todmorden Mills
Society of Canadian Artists on line juried show

 

 

 

 

 

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