Zachary's painting style is heavily influenced by Richard Schmid, Robert Bateman, Casey Baugh, and Tomas Braithwaite. Zach was mentored early on by Tomas Braithwaite, who encouraged a focus on composition and lighting. Zach worked with Ralph Galloway later on, painting wildlife and landscapes, with a focus on both atmospheric and linear perspective. He attended Emily Carr University for three years in the General Studies program. Zach now works almost exclusively in oils, and his subject matter tends to focus on extremely emotional periods, either aggressive, violent, and dark or tender, intimate moments.
Zach has works held in private collections in Playa Del Carmen,Mexico, Christchurch, New Zealand, Vancouver, Penticton, Kamloops, Calgary, and Edmonton.