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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When we bought this house 3 1/2 years ago, the flower beds were totally neglected and overgrown. Matt said he wanted to rip it all out and start fresh but he found this one small yellow rose blooming under one of the windows. Since yellow roses were my dad’s favorite, he promised to leave that one little spindly rose stem. This past summer, it produced 3 big yellow blooms!☺️💛

🎨This canvas painting is my latest tutorial for our Creative Connection group. 

🎨Each month, I give them exclusive tutorials and show how to grow an online creative business. 

👉🏻You can find out more in my profile. 

🫶🏼Now, adding new members.

When we bought this house 3 1/2 years ago, the flower beds were totally neglected and overgrown. Matt said he wanted to rip it all out and start fresh but he found this one small yellow rose blooming under one of the windows. Since yellow roses were my dad’s favorite, he promised to leave that one little spindly rose stem. This past summer, it produced 3 big yellow blooms!☺️💛

🎨This canvas painting is my latest tutorial for our Creative Connection group.

🎨Each month, I give them exclusive tutorials and show how to grow an online creative business.

👉🏻You can find out more in my profile.

🫶🏼Now, adding new members.
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4 👈🏻 important tips to remember when you’re creating. 💋
1. None of us start out as an expert. You’re “best I could do” is always good enough.
2. Learning = willing to be humble. Humble = Knowing you have so much to learn.
3. You are LOVED for who you are, not by what you make.
4. Respect is earned not assumed. Show it to receive it. 
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#handPaintedDress #ArtStudio #TipsforCreatives

4 👈🏻 important tips to remember when you’re creating. 💋
1. None of us start out as an expert. You’re “best I could do” is always good enough.
2. Learning = willing to be humble. Humble = Knowing you have so much to learn.
3. You are LOVED for who you are, not by what you make.
4. Respect is earned not assumed. Show it to receive it.
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#handPaintedDress #ArtStudio #TipsforCreatives
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Yesterday, I was telling my friend about having a newspaper route 14 years ago. We were building a house and I wanted to make a little extra money so we could have a concrete driveway instead of a gravel one. I would wake up and be gone from 1:00 am to 5:30 am and then go teach at my other job where I cared for 12 2 and 3 year olds all day. 

As I plan my weekly training today for our Creative Connection group, I’m going to remind them to take some time this week and remember how far they’ve come. Remember the hard things they’ve overcome, the lessons learned and the new skills they practiced and developed. 

This, for example. If you’d told me 14 years ago, my job was to create art pieces to share with the world while also teaching others to do the same, I’d probably have thrown one of those newspapers at you and said, “wrong girl!” 

If you’d like to learn more, you can go to my website, click under “Creative Connection” and let me know if you have any questions. ♥️, D
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#ArtTeacher #CoachtoCreatives #SmallBusiness #PaintwithMe All paint by DIY Paint and available on my website, too!

Yesterday, I was telling my friend about having a newspaper route 14 years ago. We were building a house and I wanted to make a little extra money so we could have a concrete driveway instead of a gravel one. I would wake up and be gone from 1:00 am to 5:30 am and then go teach at my other job where I cared for 12 2 and 3 year olds all day.

As I plan my weekly training today for our Creative Connection group, I’m going to remind them to take some time this week and remember how far they’ve come. Remember the hard things they’ve overcome, the lessons learned and the new skills they practiced and developed.

This, for example. If you’d told me 14 years ago, my job was to create art pieces to share with the world while also teaching others to do the same, I’d probably have thrown one of those newspapers at you and said, “wrong girl!”

If you’d like to learn more, you can go to my website, click under “Creative Connection” and let me know if you have any questions. ♥️, D
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#ArtTeacher #CoachtoCreatives #SmallBusiness #PaintwithMe All paint by DIY Paint and available on my website, too!
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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 ...

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