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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.
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!
From the Blog
How to Upcycle (Almost) Anything!
As an artist and a mom, I am always trying to come up with new ideas for how to upcycle just about everything. I was raised to believe that “new” doesn’t always mean “better” and that all we need is equal parts effort and creativity to have nice things in our...
How to Blend Paint on Furniture
There is one notorious piece of mine that gets a lot of attention whenever I share it… Velvet Honey! It is one of my favorite pieces of furniture I’ve ever painted. We featured it in the 6th volume of The Turquoise Iris Journal and it got rave reviews. The tutorial...
6 Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome As An Artist
“What would you say if you weren’t afraid?” It’s a question that echoes in my head every time I’m momentarily paralyzed by imposter syndrome. Heard of it? It’s the belief that, despite all the evidence and experience that you’re the right person for the...