Welcome to The Turquoise iris!

The Turquoise Iris exists to inspire you in your growth as you embrace your individuality and build community with other creators.

Remarkable, One-of-a-Kind Pieces

Dionne Woods hand-paints furniture with her own signature style. Incorporate one of these stunning pieces in your home for a beautiful, unique look!

High-Quality Supplies

Shop the best in art supplies – DIY Paints are the best no-VOC pigments in the industry. Check out Dionne’s full line of Paint Pixie brushes for your next project.

Gorgeous Accessories and Art

From original artwork to hand-painted hats and accessories, Dionne’s art is functional, accessible, and will brighten your home and wardrobe!

Welcome to The Turquoise iris!

The Turquoise Iris exists to inspire you in your growth as you embrace your individuality and build community with other creators.

Remarkable, One-of-a-Kind Pieces

Dionne Woods hand-paints furniture with her own signature style. Incorporate one of these stunning pieces in your home for a beautiful, unique look!

High-Quality Supplies

Shop the best in art supplies – DIY Paints are the best no-VOC pigments in the industry. Check out Dionne’s full line of Paint Pixie brushes for your next project.

Gorgeous Accessories and Art

From original artwork to hand-painted hats and accessories, Dionne’s art is functional, accessible, and will brighten your home and wardrobe!

Learn

Learn Dionne’s signature techniques through online tutorials and live workshops with The Turquoise Iris!

Grow

Grow your business with members-only content in Dionne’s private online communities.

Shop

Purchase Dionne’s original art and furniture or add more color to your life with imaginative accessories.

The Turquoise Iris

Owned by artist and creative business coach, Dionne Woods, The Turquoise Iris is based in Oklahoma.  It exists to help creatives define and amplify their unique points of view through workshops, coaching, and online tutorials. While painted furniture, art, and merchandise are at the core of The Turquoise Iris’s work, the growth of artists, creators, and makers drives Dionne to connect with her audience worldwide.

Dionne Woods, owner of The Turquoise Iris, is an Oklahoma artist and creative business coach.

About Dionne Woods

Hi, I’m Dionne Woods! I’m an artist, business owner, and creative business coach. In my work, I use signature layering and blending techniques to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces. I also offer professional tools, paint workshops, and online communities designed to elevate and amplify artists from all backgrounds. I especially love my work as a creative coach who encourages artists to embrace the things that make them unique and translate that into art.

As part of my mission to empower creatives, I have launched Paint Talks, a podcast designed to share the true, inspiring stories of creatives from all walks of life. I also founded The Turquoise Iris Journal, a digital magazine by and for creatives, filled with tutorials, step-by-step projects, and powerful messages of community and hope.

I live with my husband, sons, and sweet pup Abbie in beautiful Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When I’m not traveling the US to help artists awaken their creativity, I spend my time at the ballpark to watch my boys play!

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They remind me of piano notes, as if an artist were playing their own symphony of colors. I’m taking style shots for the spring @theturquoiseirisjournal and finding the most gorgeous textures to photograph. More to come! #IrisJournal #PropStyling #ArtSupplies

They remind me of piano notes, as if an artist were playing their own symphony of colors. I’m taking style shots for the spring @theturquoiseirisjournal and finding the most gorgeous textures to photograph. More to come! #IrisJournal #PropStyling #ArtSupplies ...

The his is the furniture piece I painted at our latest workshop in Boerne, TX! The hosts were @sanctuaryvintage Thank you for making us all feel so welcome!! My hand painted blooms were done with all DIY Paint @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary

The his is the furniture piece I painted at our latest workshop in Boerne, TX! The hosts were @sanctuaryvintage Thank you for making us all feel so welcome!! My hand painted blooms were done with all DIY Paint @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary ...

Next up, this halter dress is getting a new look this week! I’ll be trying a technique I haven’t used before so let’s have some fun! #handPainted #WeddingDress #PromDress #Homecoming

Next up, this halter dress is getting a new look this week! I’ll be trying a technique I haven’t used before so let’s have some fun! #handPainted #WeddingDress #PromDress #Homecoming ...

Let’s explore! Where can creativity take you? Join us on a journey of artistic exploration as we learn about taking a leap, trusting the process, capturing the moment, and finding joy right where we already are. Your own adventure awaits inside the pages of @TheTurquoiseIrisJournal #IrisJournal #MagazineforCreatives #ArtJournal

Let’s explore! Where can creativity take you? Join us on a journey of artistic exploration as we learn about taking a leap, trusting the process, capturing the moment, and finding joy right where we already are. Your own adventure awaits inside the pages of @TheTurquoiseIrisJournal #IrisJournal #MagazineforCreatives #ArtJournal ...

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