About Provenza

Michael Provenza invites you to join him inside his world through his surreal landscape oil paintings. “I’m passionate about creating natural landscapes … as you can see … I just see things differently,” says the artist. “For me, my work, just like life, is about the journey.” Turn up the volume then click on the video!

Michael Provenza with "Secret Kingdom" original oil paintingWorld renowned artist Michael Provenza has a totally original perception of nature and landscape. His oil paintings reveal a successful blend of the old with the new – merging a realistic and remarkable dimensional quality with a surreal and magical environment – in a truly distinctive style characterized as Realistic Surrealism.

“Viewers of my work say they feel as if they can walk right into my paintings – they want to be there.”

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Provenza has lived, worked, studied, taught, and painted for more than 30 years. Inspired by his artist grandfather, Provenza began painting at age nine, pursued art academically holding a degree in Fine Art and continues to professionally create oil paintings as his life-long passion. Provenza has become a highly recognized and collectible artist both nationally and internationally.

“My paintings are an exploration or journey that I’d like to take in a world that comes from my imagination with pieces of reality sprinkled in.” All of Provenza’s work invites you in to experience Life’s Journey – with a twist.

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