I started turning wood about 11 years ago after I visited a Gallery and was inspired by the artists. My goal is to provide affordable art pieces for everyone. Over the years I am continually challenged with new styles and designs. I enjoy doing more abstract wood carvings that tests my abilities. Working with wood and all the colors and textures I see that come from different species motivates me to bring out the beauty that is hidden inside each piece of wood. To help bring out some of the natural beauty, I inlay pieces with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Sterling Silver, or Gold Leaf. Many of the pieces that I make are not only functional but can be used as a display piece.