WDW Radio Team
by Tiera Tanner
Oil paint, detail brushes and countless tiny dots create familiar Disney characters and scenes in the meticulous and mesmerizing art of Michael Provenza.
In his third year at the Festival of the Arts, Provenza presented his unique “Realistic Surrealism” paintings.
“I developed a distinctive pointillistic style and traditional blending techniques that create a realistic and dimensional quality, yet surreal and magical,” Provenza explained.
Surrealist elements found in Provenza’s work include whimsical stripes and paths leading through “dream-like scenery” of his imagination “capturing life’s journey…surrounded by earth’s ethereal beauty and glory.”
“My inspiration for the pieces I do is more from the classical [Disney] films and how I can make them fit in ‘my world,’” said Provenza. “My goal is to have a unique and original experience for myself and the viewer!”
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