Ros Brady grew up with a dad who was a carpenter. He made all sorts of brilliant furniture and toys and things, and now she is an artist who loves to work with timber.
"I remember being there with him, helping in the garage where I could or making something, just a little boat or whatever when I was tiny. Now that I am retired I have time to play with wood myself," she said.
"I also turn wood too. I do fine a carpentry fine furniture course on Tuesday nights with Mark Teege.
"He's a retired high school woodwork teacher and he showed me how to use a lathe, and I just loved it. The family bought me one for Christmas a couple of years later to keep me at home, I think."
She said she now likes to turn and carve pieces of wood she finds interesting.
Pieces of Ros' turned work add to the Textures Exhibition featuring at the Armidale Art Gallery until Monday, March 23. It is a combined exhibition with fellow New England artists Tess Cullen and Susan Griffin.
"Sixteen years ago we got a holiday home on Kangaroo Island," Ros said.
"So a lot of my work is from burls and pieces of timber I find on the Island.
"This is a piece of a white walnut tree that died in this drought, so I went around with my chainsaw and said I would help them out with it."
Ros said her woodworking was not confined to the workshop, and she loved bush walking as well.