Roman Zalac was born in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. He has also resided in Miami and Tampa, FL, and now lives in Athens, GA. Although he does not have formal training, he has always had an interest in and an aptitude for the arts. Not until 2003 did he pick up a brush and begin experimenting in mediums. He found oil to be the most comfortable and satisfying although he does use other mediums. From 2005-2008, Roman exhibited in several galleries and sold the bulk of his work. In 2009, family-life took priority and not until recently has he begun to paint more consistently.