Vaclav Vaca was born in 1948, in Czech Republic and started his artistic career as a musician and dancer. After moving to Canada in 1969, he started painting full time in 1972 and began to exhibit widely in Canada and the United States. He has received several commissions and awards through his work. Although largely self-taught, he has achieved a high degree of skill in depicting a world of fantasy and imagination in vibrant, glowing colors and dream-like abundance of detail. His intricate painting technique is based on classical themes, employing metaphorical symbols to express universal truth. He presently lives and works in Toronto.