Bob "Omar" Tunnoch
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.
As a member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), Ontario Society of Artists (OSA), the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), and many more, his paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across North America. Bob, or ‘Omar’ as his friends like to call him, was a featured artist in the 2013 publication of ‘International Contemporary Artists’. His use of vibrant colours, attention to detail and thought-provoking subject matter consistently leaves the viewer questioning his motives.
Omar is a two-time Juno award-winning songwriter, and 20-year founding member of the beloved Canadian blues group, FATHEAD. He’s been to the finals three times in the International Song Writing Competition (ISC), and also earned two honourable mentions and played on stage with some of the music world’s greatest legends, including Etta James, Paul Butterfield, John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton, to name a few.
His musical and visual creations are constantly evolving, proving to be a source of anticipation and interest to his audience. He is on a mission to integrate these two artistic mediums into one coherent vision.