Born in southern California, Mezak has been painting since his teens. His self-taught style has evolved through his vast experience with mediums and techniques. Acrylics, because of their vivid color and texture, have proven to be his medium of choice. While he notes William Debilzan and Aldo Luongo as artists who inspire him, Mezak draws much of his inspiration from his experiences in the world and the moods they establish. "Before painting, I have to go surfing. It puts me in the right place. When you're in a good mood, it shows in your art. My studio is filled with loud music, the smell of coffee, my black lab at my side, and the occasional kid running through." Mezak has always been drawn to the sea and it shows in his artwork as he currently focuses on his marine life series.