Turner enjoys the Creative Arts. He is active in his local and surronding area community theatre groups. He has received various acting awards such as Lead, Supporting, and Minor, to directing in which he won the 1999-2000 Best Play Award for, "The Diary of Anne Frank".

Rickey also has taught workshops on the art of special effects makeup specifically for stage. "There is no greater compliment that a special effects makeup artist can receive than for a person to see your work and not recognize the person but instead recognizes the character to which you are trying to create."

Below are just a few examples of special effects makeup he is known for.