Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael 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 at the School of Visual Arts, and continues to create oil paintings as his life-long passion professionally. Throughout his career, Provenza has exhibited his work in galleries and museums across the United States and internationally. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and he has received critical acclaim for his innovative approach to painting.
Provenza's first Disney Fine Art collection was released in 2015 and was an instant success. His paintings, which featured characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Cinderella, resonated with Disney fans of all ages. He applies his unique style to iconic scenes and characters from Disney films. Michael Provenza has a totally original perception of nature and landscape. Provenza’s oil paintings successfully blend the old with the new – merging a realistic and remarkable dimensional quality with a surreal and magical environment – in a truly distinctive pointillistic style.
Since then, Provenza has continued to work with Disney Fine Art, creating new collections that celebrate different aspects of the Disney universe. He has painted scenes inspired by classic films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Little Mermaid, as well as more recent hits like Frozen and Moana. Provenza's paintings for Disney Fine Art are characterized by his signature style, which combines bold colors, dynamic compositions, and expressive brushstrokes. His ability to capture the essence of Disney's most iconic characters has made him one of the most sought-after artists working in the Disney Fine Art program today.
Provenza's work with Disney Fine Art has allowed him to reach a wider audience. His paintings can be found in galleries, theme parks, and Disney stores worldwide, bringing a touch of Disney magic to fans everywhere. Through his partnership with Disney Fine Art, Provenza has become one of the most respected and beloved artists in the world of Disney. His unique vision and creative talent have made him an essential part of the Disney Fine Art program, and his contributions will continue to inspire and delight Disney fans for years to come.