For over 30 years, Turtlewood Palettes has offered top quality handcrafted wooden palettes made for discerning artists. We look forward to helping you choose your perfect Turtlewood Palette.
Above Portrait by
Michael Shane Neal
We have collaborated with Michael Shane Neal in the designing of our palettes along with other artists to give you the best palette possible for the working artist while providing maximum comfort.
Please be sure to visit Michael Shane Neal's studio online to see all of his beautiful works of art and contact information at the link at the bottom of this page along with other artists we are featuring.
For over 25 years, Turtlewood Palettes has offered top quality handcrafted wooden palettes made for discerning artists. Here at Turtlewood, we have come to understand what artists who paint for long hours are looking for in their palette. Each Turtlewood Pro Series Palette goes through a 52 step process as it is individually handcrafted by experienced wood artisan Michael Balsley in order to ensure that it is comfortable to hold, lightweight and easy to use. We quality check every palette before shipping to make sure that it meets our specifications. Our palettes are made of a high-end furniture grade imported wood that is supported by three layers of crisscrossing grain for durability and strength. We add a counterbalance to our Pro Series line, giving the artist the feeling of effortless control and comfort while using our palette. The added material around the artist’s hand greatly reduces stress and fatigue during use. Artists have commented that they can hold our palette for many hours, even with arthritic hands, and not experience discomfort. We look forward to helping you choose your perfect Turtlewood Palette.
Dawn Whitelaw is a wonderful person and gifted artist. She dedicates her life to enriching those around her and those in the artist community. Dawn Whitelaw has been a major supporter of the development of Turtlewood Palettes. Please visit Dawn Whitelaw's studio by clicking below.
Expressing the full spectrum of nature’s beauty, John’s paintings reflect the twin strains of Impressionism and Classical Realism. He has won many prestigious awards for his paintings.
“When I see light falling against a woman’s face, shadows of lavender and blue cast by a rose bush in the garden, or a twinkle in the eye of an elderly man that gives insight into his youth of long ago, I am driven to interpret the world around me in paint. As a writer chronicles in words his view of the world, I want to express in paint my feelings and emotions. To do this, to develop the skills of my craft, I strive to challenge myself every day.” – Michael Shane Neal
“As a Contemporary American Impressionist, what interests me is rarely any specific subject unto itself. Instead I see color harmony, rhythms, patterns, and strong shapes. Weaving in and out, the world at 60 mph, life in real view, this is how I paint. It is fascinating seeing this way. My art engages its viewers, like passers by who have to stop and move in more closely. The work invites them to find their own answers, like following clues to a mystery, and they can become an artist themselves, even if only for a brief time.”
— Lori Putnam
As an artist, she is deeply driven by both the juxtaposition of oil colors on canvas, and sculpture in clay, in order to achieve a similar end: the portrayal of the human condition within the world cultures around us.
His paintings are described as honest, peaceful, and emotional. Jason takes pride in the pureness of his craft, only painting from life and memory. "The process is as important to me as is the finished painting."
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We can offer returns on orders that have not been used or damaged in any way and are in new original condition within 30 days of receiving your order. The customer will be responsible for the return shipping and returned items need to be in the original packing if possible. After receiving and inspecting the return, a full credit will be refunded if it meets the criteria. Please reach out to us so that we can help you with any concerns you may have. (615)604-5924
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