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In Session, Carnivorous Plant Choir

Size: 30″ x 40″
Price: $4,500.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Available

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The story behind the painting

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that eat insects, small rodents, etc.  Their prey is attracted by the smell the pitcher emits.  When they crawl into the pitcher, they fall into a liquid at the bottom that digests the prey, and the downward pointing hairs prevent the prey from crawling out.  To me, the lids on top of the plant look like open mouths, which suggested they were singing.  That is why I decided to place them singing around a microphone.

Find The Golden Toad - Front by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Find The Golden Toad – Front

Series: Finding The Golden Toad
Size: 4 feet x 6 feet
Price: $8,500.00 (front)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Available
Both paintings (front and back) are available as a single double sided painting.

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The story behind the painting
This is an extension of “Life Under the Halogen” series. As in songwriting I find most inspirational ideas come literally out of nowhere. Kind of like a bolt of lightning. I had the idea of three bald heads poking through a wall in a gallery type setting. They are illuminated by halogen lights. There are plastic cups on each of the heads with a frog in two of them. There are name tags under each head. The first one reads “Red Eyed Tree Frog” price inquire, the second reads ”Golden Toad” price, priceless. The third reads “Blue Poison Frog” price inquire. There is no frog in the “Golden Frog” cup because they mysteriously disappeared overnight. They were native to Costa Rica. The title came from the game where you have three cups and one has a ping pong ball in it. A person moves the cups around and another has to guess which cup the ball is under hence the title “Find the Golden Toad”.
Find The Golden Toad - Front by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Find The Golden Toad – Back

Series: Finding The Golden Toad
Size: 4 feet x 6 feet
Price: $8,500.00 (back)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Available
Note: Both paintings (front and back) are available as a single double sided painting.

For inquiries, click here (please reference artwork title)

The story behind the painting
On the other side are the bodies of the people poking their heads through the wall. On their behinds are clown masks and each one has their hands over the appropriate areas referring to “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”. On the floor is the lone golden toad from the cup on the other side. This is a comment on how we ignore and pretend that we as humans have no impact on the creatures that live here and our environment.
Find The Golden Toad - Back

Find The Golden Toad – Single Double Sided Display

Both Finding the Golden Toad paintings may be displayed as a single double sided painting as shown in this short art installation video.

The Makeover (Roswell Beauty Salon)

Size: 3 feet x 5 feet
Price: $8,000.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
This was a commissioned piece and I was allowed to create whatever I wanted. I asked the client what he liked and he said abandoned buildings etc. I found this picture of an abandoned hair salon from the 50’s. I put this New Guinea native in the fore front. I love the fact they decorate themselves with natural items found in the jungle to achieve these incredible looks. In photographs of them you never see them smiling so I used this fellow because he seems to be very pleased with the costume. He’s had ”A Makeover” in this abandoned hair salon. Since the image is surreal I added Roswell Beauty Salon”. Roswell was the site of the much documented alien space ship crash. Hence the title “The Makeover, Roswell Beauty Salon”
The Makeover (Roswell Beauty Salon) by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

What Climate Change

Size: 20 inches x 30 inches
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
In this painting I placed a New Guinea Native with a somewhat puzzled look on his face in a winter scene. Hence the title what climate change.
What Climate Change by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Ambition

Size: 24.5 inches x 37 inches
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

About this painting
Red eyed tree frog jumping through a pane of glass. This is a tribute to all my musician/artist friends who continue to create in spite of the difficulties and barriers in the current arts atmosphere.
Ambition by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

“Leave of Absence” State of the Arts

Size: 3 feet x 3 feet
Price: $3,500.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
A friend phoned me up and told me of a gallery in New York that was selling blank white canvases. They were charging a million dollars for each of them. The artist said you were supposed to imagine what you see on it. I thought to myself “is this what it’s come to, this is ridiculous”. This piece is my answer to this. There was obviously some activity in this scene. The lone smoke coming from the ashtray in the stark surroundings. This represents the “Leave of Absence”. The empty picture frame represents my view on the State of the Arts.
Leave of Absence by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Eco-tourism

Size: 24 inches x 30 inches
Price: $3,000.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Available

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The story behind the painting
My father would take me the War Museum in Ottawa. I would stand in front of the underwater mine and just stare at it. I was fascinated by the look, their apparently benign nature and the stark image of WWII underwater mines. Looking towards the surface we have a group of mines with a jellyfish serenely floating between them. The beauty of nature mingling with the destructive nature of mankind. With all the eco-tourism travel adventure offered out there I decided to call this one “Eco-Tourism”.
Eco-tourism by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Fishing by Levitation

Size: 4 feet x 6 feet
Price: $15,000.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Available

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The story behind this painting
This was inspired by a photo of a friend who was throwing food to seagulls from his boat. To me it looked like he’s trying to levitate something so I put him in a scene with a swimming pool and a levitated jellyfish. I still wasn’t satisfied with the outcome so I did another larger one. The sunset was inspired by a photo I took in Costa Rica. Between the ocean and the sky is a golden line done in gold leaf. Apparently when the sun sets and the conditions are right there’s a bright flash of light that shoots across the horizon. Hence the line of gold leaf. In this one he has levitated a weedy sea dragon, ghost pipe fish and angler fish. There is a second horizon line in which you are looking above and below the water surface.
Fishing by Levitation by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Hummingbirds in the Boiler Room, Adagio

Size: 4 feet x 6 feet
Price: $8,000.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
My wife (and chaperone in life) was the superintendent in a small apartment building we lived in. We had access to the whole building for maintenance and this was the boiler room. It was dark and creepy and the lighting was dramatic. In this bleak atmosphere I put natures flying jewels (humming birds) to put some life into a drab environment. I put them around a microphone with a metronome underneath set to the measure of “Adagio”. On the sides in the audience are the Red Eyed Tree Frogs enjoying the concert.
Hummingbirds in the Boiler Room, Adagio by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Fetch

Size: 32 inches x 28 inches
Price: $6,000.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
This image came into my mind of a dog swimming through a coral reef. In this painting I’ve added a lionfish in the fore ground that appears to be fleeing the swimming dog. This inspired the title “Fetch”.
Fetch by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Late for the Barbeque

Size: 24 inches x 30 inches
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Status: Sold

The story behind the painting
As I mentioned earlier I’ve always been fascinated by decorative faces of New Guinea tribe’s men. In this photo I’ve put the native in a setting I can’t even figure out. He was in the pose that looked like he was waiting for something. The rest of the painting just happened. The fire breather is the BBQ cooker, the fellow in the sky with the panicked look on his face is the person arriving late. The New Guinea native is impatiently waiting with a hot dog on his arrow. I had trouble painting the hand holding the bow and arrow so I painted this cactus looking plant in front of it.
Late for the Barbeque by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Giant Monkey Tree Frog

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Giant Monkey Tree Frog by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Tarsier

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Tarsier by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Puss Moth Caterpillar and Red Eyed Tree Frog

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Puss Moth Caterpillar and Red Eyed Tree Frog by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Coquille Tuffed Hummingbird on Nest on Ostrich Egg on Antique Egg Cup

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Coquille Tuffed Hummingbird on Nest on Ostrich Egg on Antique Egg Cup by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Bat and Pitcher Plant

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Bat and Pitcher Plant by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Eyelash Viper and Doctor Bird

Series: Life Under the Halogen
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series Life Under the Halogen
This series was inspired by a halogen ceiling light that left an ellipse illuminating an empty wall. It looked like it should have something displayed under it. I started painting different wildlife displayed under the ellipse. I like to paint species that are out of the publics radar. There are some amazing creatures out there that I feel need to be brought to the public’s attention. These ellipse series progressed in the “Find the Golden Toad” painting.
Eyelash Viper and Doctor Bird by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Bloodcomb Jellyfish

Series: From the Depths of the Dining Room
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series From the Depths of the Dining Room
As a compliment to “Life Under the Halogen” I decided to do a series called “From the Depths of the Dining Room”. It’s an alternate group of painting’s featuring sea creatures rising up from below in front of a damask styled wall paper.
Bloodcomb Jellyfish by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Flowerhat Jellyfish

Series: From the Depths of the Dining Room
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series From the Depths of the Dining Room
As a compliment to “Life Under the Halogen” I decided to do a series called “From the Depths of the Dining Room”. It’s an alternate group of painting’s featuring sea creatures rising up from below in front of a damask styled wall paper.
Flowerhat Jellyfish by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Deep Sea Angler Fish

Series: From the Depths of the Dining Room
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $2,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series From the Depths of the Dining Room
As a compliment to “Life Under the Halogen” I decided to do a series called “From the Depths of the Dining Room”. It’s an alternate group of painting’s featuring sea creatures rising up from below in front of a damask styled wall paper.
Deep Sea Angler Fish by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Fried Egg Jellyfish and Friends

Series: From the Depths of the Dining Room
Size: 30 inches x 24 inches
Price: $3,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Available

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About the series From the Depths of the Dining Room
As a compliment to “Life Under the Halogen” I decided to do a series called “From the Depths of the Dining Room”. It’s an alternate group of painting’s featuring sea creatures rising up from below in front of a damask styled wall paper.
Fried Egg Jellyfish and Friends by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Veiled Mushrooms on Moss

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Available

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About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Veiled Mushrooms on Moss by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Puffball, Starfungus, Cucumber and Cherry Tomatoes

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: TBC

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Puffball, Starfungus, Cucumber and Cherry Tomatoes by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Mantis Shrimp on Rice

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Mantis Shrimp on Rice by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Stag Mushroom, Tiger Salamander and Blueberries

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Stag Mushroom, Tiger Salamander and Blueberries by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Slimemould, Horned Orb Spider and Olives

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Available

For inquiries, click here (please reference artwork title)

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Slimemould, Horned Orb Spider and Olives by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Dumbo Octopus and Raspberries

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Dumbo Octopus and Raspberries by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

Dimsum, Orchid and Red-eyed Tree Frog

Series: 100% Organic Hor D’oeuvres
Size: 13.75 inches x 16.5 inches
Price: $500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Sold

About the series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres
A gallery I had shown in mentioned people would like to see smaller works of mine. I came up with this series 100% Organic Hors d’oeuvres. It features various pairings of flora and fauna on appetizer plates.
Dimsum, Orchid and Red-eyed Tree Frog by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

1: Chameleon and Tailess Whip Scorpion

Series: Breakfast of Champions (Tryptic)
Size: 18 inches x 38 inches (5 inches deep)
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board
Status: Available

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The story behind the painting

The series title comes from a tv commercial for breakfast cereal called Breakfast of Champions. My Champions are the creatures featured in the paintings.

#1 – When my daughter was young my wife took a picture her in the tub with a plastic container lid on her head. A chameleon is shooting his tongue out at a tailless Whip Scorpion that is sitting on lid. If you follow the red line it leads you to an insect box with the actual Whip Scorpion encased in acrylic resin.

1: Chameleon and Tailess Whip Scorpion by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

2: Mata Mata Turtle

Series: Breakfast of Champions (Tryptic)
Size: 18 inches x 38 inches
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board (Mixed Media)
Status: Available

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The story behind the painting

The series title comes from a tv commercial for breakfast cereal called Breakfast of Champions. My Champions are the creatures featured in the paintings.

#2 – The turtle sitting on the bottom is called a Mata Mata. Under its chin it has four small tendrils. They sit motionless on the bottom and wiggle the tendrils like lures to attract prey. When the prey gets close enough it opens its mouth like a giant vacuum cleaner and sucks in everything around it. They spit out the debris and keep the fish. If you follow the red line to the inset box I have made a sculptural representation of one of the tendrils. On the tendril it says “Free, Booze, sex and Drugs”. Its for capturing Humans.

1: Chameleon and Tailess Whip Scorpion by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch

3: Poison Arrow Frog

Series: Breakfast of Champions (Tryptic)
Size: 18 inches x 38 inches (5 inches deep)
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Oil on Board (Mixed Media)
Status: Available

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The story behind the painting

The series title comes from a tv commercial for breakfast cereal called Breakfast of Champions. My Champions are the creatures featured in the paintings.

#3 – On the plate in front of a magnifying glass is a Poison Arrow Frogs. Highly toxic South American Indians use the secretion from its skin to coat their arrows and blow darts. If you follow the red line to the inset box the inside is painted like its skin. At the back it says Bon Appetite and on the glass in lettraset is the chemical formula of its skin.

3: Poison Arrow Frog by Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch