Michael Provenza, The Artist


Highly collected fine art by Michael Provenza

“Inspired by nature, I paint dreamscapes that are happy and peaceful, full of enchantment and color, ready to explore and make your own. Just follow the path.”

—Michael Provenza

Michael Provenza

Artist Bio


“My paintings are an exploration of a world that comes from my imagination, with pieces of reality sprinkled in. My hope is to give the viewer the feeling of walking into an environment that is happy and peaceful, and full of enchantment and color. They have the freedom to explore it and make it their own. Just follow the path.”

Realistic Surrealism.

Michael Provenza has a totally original perception of nature and landscape. Provenza’s 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 pointillistic style.

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

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 drawing and painting at age nine, pursued art academically holding a Fine Art college degree 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.

All of Provenza’s work invites you in to experience Life’s Journey – with a twist.

Provenza's story.

How much can one learn by looking at his work? A review of painter Michael Joseph Provenza’s latest pieces reveals a great deal about the enthusiastic artist’s life and passions…

Provenza's artist statement.

Michael Provenza is a contemporary landscape oil painter who has developed a distinctive pointillistic style and blending technique that exudes a realistic and dimensional quality, yet is surreal and magical. His work reflects many years of experimentation with various approaches to his subject, nature. Michael’s recent original work captures Life’s Journey with the use of paths and stripes surrounded by earth’s ethereal beauty and glory…

Michael Provenza, The Artist | Realistic Surrealism | Oil Paintings & Limited Editions

Aloha Michael! I simply had to tell you how much of an impact your art has had on my husband. Ever since we purchased “Shaded by Ancient Trees” he has been hooked on checking out all of your new works. So much so that even being deployed hasn’t stopped him! I received a call from him today (on one of his very few port calls) and one of the first things he wanted to talk about (besides how the kids and I are doing) were the new pieces you posted on Facebook. I think he’s hooked!


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