Bruce Horak

is creating Art, Videos, Writing, Music, Theatre
I am often asked how it is that I do what I do with less than 10% eyesight. 
I lost 90% of my vision to Cancer when I was very young.  My right eye is artificial, and I have extreme tunnel-vision in my left.  I am also plagued with a lot of floaters, flashers, light-sensitivity and a general haze over what remains.  
With my limited eyesight I have managed to lead a pretty thrilling life and through my work as an artist I have inspired others to do the same.  I have travelled to every province (and one territory) in Canada, performed onstage from Coast to Coast and abroad, and taught and lead workshops for over 20 years.  
In 2011 I began painting in an attempt to capture how it is that I see.  I have now painted well over 1000 portraits and landscapes in the last 7 years.  It is a practice that fills me with absolute joy, and I hope to continue doing more of it.  I would like to make painting my full-time job, and as such I am now adding a new tier to my perks, one which I hope will not only pay me to do what I love but also spread a little more beauty into the world.   
The fourth tier holds all of the perks of the previous tiers but you'll also receive a hand-painted postcard from me with a short personal note every month.  The images on the cards will be inspired by whatever Landscape I happen to be in at the time of painting.  Each card will be 5"x7" and fit nicely into a small frame.  The first three patrons to sign up for the new tier will also receive a complementary 5"x7" frame with their first card.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you check out the tiers and perks! 

Here's a link to my ever-evolving gallery:
Online Gallery

I am also a performer, musician, author and director. 
You can keep up with my current and upcoming events here:
Events

I would not have gotten to this point in my career without the support of people like you. I am immeasurably grateful.

If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns - don't hesitate to contact me.

cheers,
b
Tiers
Chum
$5 or more per month

Chums are the people who get you through the day-to-day-to-day today.  


Welcome to my world!  This level of support gives you access into what I'm working on from the ground up. All my Chums get my monthly update, "HoboSapien Chronicles", which gives a run-down of what I've been up to and where I'm going to next.  

You'll see how far I've come, and hopefully be inspired to create some stuff of your own.  

Let's do this, Chum!

Pal
$10 or more per month

Pals are the kind of folks who stick around when things get sticky.


On top of all the rewards of being a Chum, my Pals get access to a special page on my website where I post all of my work in progress, giving a behind-the-schemes look at my studio.

Buddy
$25 or more per month
Yeah, Buddy!  


My buddy's get all the previous tiers (cuz you rule).

My buddy's will also get access to "The Way I See It"  - videos of me in process and in the studio (wherever it happens to be).  

It's like your own studio visit!

I'll give tips on painting and sketching.  Like Bob Ross but with (slightly) smaller hair.  

I'll have the occasional guest with me and while I do their portrait we'll chat about art, life, and have a few laughs.


Buckle up, Buddy!

Goals
36% complete
When I reach this goal I will be creating a calendar of my paintings for my supporters.
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I am often asked how it is that I do what I do with less than 10% eyesight. 
I lost 90% of my vision to Cancer when I was very young.  My right eye is artificial, and I have extreme tunnel-vision in my left.  I am also plagued with a lot of floaters, flashers, light-sensitivity and a general haze over what remains.  
With my limited eyesight I have managed to lead a pretty thrilling life and through my work as an artist I have inspired others to do the same.  I have travelled to every province (and one territory) in Canada, performed onstage from Coast to Coast and abroad, and taught and lead workshops for over 20 years.  
In 2011 I began painting in an attempt to capture how it is that I see.  I have now painted well over 1000 portraits and landscapes in the last 7 years.  It is a practice that fills me with absolute joy, and I hope to continue doing more of it.  I would like to make painting my full-time job, and as such I am now adding a new tier to my perks, one which I hope will not only pay me to do what I love but also spread a little more beauty into the world.   
The fourth tier holds all of the perks of the previous tiers but you'll also receive a hand-painted postcard from me with a short personal note every month.  The images on the cards will be inspired by whatever Landscape I happen to be in at the time of painting.  Each card will be 5"x7" and fit nicely into a small frame.  The first three patrons to sign up for the new tier will also receive a complementary 5"x7" frame with their first card.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you check out the tiers and perks! 

Here's a link to my ever-evolving gallery:
Online Gallery

I am also a performer, musician, author and director. 
You can keep up with my current and upcoming events here:
Events

I would not have gotten to this point in my career without the support of people like you. I am immeasurably grateful.

If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns - don't hesitate to contact me.

cheers,
b

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Tiers
Chum
$5 or more per month

Chums are the people who get you through the day-to-day-to-day today.  


Welcome to my world!  This level of support gives you access into what I'm working on from the ground up. All my Chums get my monthly update, "HoboSapien Chronicles", which gives a run-down of what I've been up to and where I'm going to next.  

You'll see how far I've come, and hopefully be inspired to create some stuff of your own.  

Let's do this, Chum!

Pal
$10 or more per month

Pals are the kind of folks who stick around when things get sticky.


On top of all the rewards of being a Chum, my Pals get access to a special page on my website where I post all of my work in progress, giving a behind-the-schemes look at my studio.

Buddy
$25 or more per month
Yeah, Buddy!  


My buddy's get all the previous tiers (cuz you rule).

My buddy's will also get access to "The Way I See It"  - videos of me in process and in the studio (wherever it happens to be).  

It's like your own studio visit!

I'll give tips on painting and sketching.  Like Bob Ross but with (slightly) smaller hair.  

I'll have the occasional guest with me and while I do their portrait we'll chat about art, life, and have a few laughs.


Buckle up, Buddy!