bOB HOmer has been creating art his entire life and has made a living doing what he loves. Even as a young boy, he would draw, paint, take photos, and turn everyday objects into unconventional works of art. He loves textures and often uses his fingers to paint instead of a brush. bOB is colourblind which brings a truly unique perspective to his art.
In 2000, bOB graduated as a technical and scientific illustrator from the influential Ontario art school, Sheridan College. Since then, he has worked as a creative professional, primarily as a graphic designer and web developer. Early in bOB’s career, he owned an art gallery in Hamilton, Ontario, where he exhibited works by emerging Hamilton artists. In 2010, shortly after moving to Port Moody, bOB opened a small photography studio where he focused on weddings and architectural projects. Since then, the studio has continued to evolve into his current business Lethologica, a creative consulting company still located in Port Moody.
Drawing on his years of graphic design experience, bOB’s latest works are heavily influenced by his love of comic books, capturing energy and movement with the use of thick black lines and flat, minimalistic colour and layout. The blank or blurry faces create an illusion that draws the viewer in and allows them to see who they see.
Each of the paintings in this series are painted on 24×24 inch canvas. bOB often works with mixed media but, for this series, only used acrylic paint. Currently, bOB HOmer has paintings on display at the Bloomin’ Artists Gift Gallery located in Langley and at Blenz Coffee in the Meadowtown Shopping Centre in Pitt Meadows.