Portrait by

Michael Shane Neal

Go to our products and ordering page to Visit Michael Shane Neal's studio.  There you can see the full self portrait plus more wonderful works from this friendly and extremely talented artist.  Michael Shane Neal was instrumental in the development and design of Turtlewood Palettes.

Products & Information

Turtlewood Artist Palettes

  For over 20 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

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.

Palettes made comfortable

Betty Pierce Liles is one of our many friends that you will find using a Turtlewood Palette made for oil painters. With its comfortable and easy to use design, it makes painting enjoyable. Here she is using our Pro Series III palette.

Choosing a Palette

This video will help you choose the palette that is right for you.

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Turtlewood Palettes

(615) 604-5924


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