Testimonials

“In my experience Debbie is a highly talented, intelligent and generous professional. Her work exemplifies a deep consideration of context and community. Her mosaic work is rich yet subtle, beautifully executed and with a very fine attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Debbie and her business.”

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Mike Clarke, Social Enterprise Business Development Advisor at SAFE Productions

“I have ordered two mosaic pieces from Debbie. Both are excellent quality, showing amazing attention to detail and they continue to captivate me years later. Wonderfully tactile, light catching and long-lasting, I would thoroughly recommend Debbie’s work.”

Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative (hired more than once)

Nicola McGovern, Private collector of Debbie’s work

“Your pieces are beautiful but also very original and the fact that you are a ‘local cultural ambassador’ make them all the more relevant”.

Lindsey E Ashworth, Director of Peel Developments (U.K.) Limited

“In my capacity as Artist Co-ordinator for Go Penguins, I commissioned Debbie to make a mosaic sculpture for the public art trail. Debbie is a highly professional individual – passionate about creating really quality art works with a keen eye for detail.

She is incredibly hard-working and produces excellent results. Her work is consistently very popular with the public. I have no hesitation recommending her.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Katriona Beales,Wild in Art Public Art project Co-ordinator

Commissioned Debbie to create large mosaic sculptures, on more than one occasion

“Debbie produced a Superlambana for 08 businessconnect back in 2008. I commissioned Debbie to produce the penguin for Liverpool Vision for the 2009 Go Penguins. Debbie also provided a Superlamabanana for the Liverpool pavilion at World Expo in 2010. This SLB is now part of the Liverpool legacy and will feature in the World Expo museum in Shanghai.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Rosalyn Lloyd, Corporate Marketing Manager at Liverpool Vision

Commissioned Debbie to create a public art sculpture, commissioned more than once

“Debbie is a delightful and very talented young lady. I have known Debbie for a few years now and it is always a pleasure to work with her. I have also visited Debbie’s exhibition at the Novas Building in Liverpool, which was totally amazing. One of Debbie’s pieces was taken and displayed in the Shanghai Expo at the Liverpool pavilion where it attracted and delighted the visitors. Debbie’s art is so inspiring and innovative and I am proud to be associated with her.”

Top qualities: Good Value, High Integrity, Creative

Kathryn Burkhill, Business Support Area Manager at Liverpool Vision

Hired Debbie as a Mosaic Artist

“Debbie is ‘the’ most disciplined and creative mosaic artist I have had the pleasure to work with. Her designs are beautiful and exciting. Her work ethic inspires all those who work with or for her. Debbie meets the most horrendous deadlines with a passion and can create what I would call masterpieces in a very limited amount of time.

I would recommend utilising Debbie’s creativity, her enthusiasm, and her skills as an inspiring project coordinator for any future projects you may have. It’s a pleasure to recommend you Debbie, and I look forward to working with you again.”

Vincent Cleghorne, Director/Chief Screenwriter, Northern Gothic Productions

Vincent worked with Debbie on several engaging community art residencies.

“Debbie is extremely creative and I was very impressed by her work. As a client she took on new ideas very well and quickly. She is a lovely person to work with and I would love to see more of her work.”

Hiren Gandhi, ICT Advisor, Business Link North West

Hiren was a consultant or contractor to Debbie at Debbie Ryan Mosaics

Tom Campbell, Chairperson & Project Manager, Brighter Bervie

Tom and Brighter Bervie commissioned Debbie to create 2 sculptures for the town of Inverbervie in 2015

“Over the past 12 months our community volunteer group, Brighter Bervie, has run a public art project to install a sculpture trail in our royal burgh. Debbie Ryan is the artist we commissioned for this work which has now been successfully completed.

After inviting submission of artistic proposals and conducting a rigorous selection procedure, why did we choose Debbie?

  • Thorough understanding and compliance with our project brief.
  • Well researched and prepared proposal competently presented during interview.
  • Keenness to work with us and all members of our community.
  • Awareness of all aspects of our project, not just the art work.
  • Good portfolio of past work with excellent references.

Throughout the project, what has been our experience of working with Debbie?

  • Successful balance of self-motivation and consultation with all parties involved in the project.
  • Clear and friendly communications with the ability to involve local community members of all ages in the design and creation of the sculptures.
  • Skilful selection of materials and processes to produce attractive, long-lasting and low-maintenance sculptures.
  • Inspirational artistic ability.
  • Careful compliance with agreed schedule and budget.
  • Practical understanding of safety, engineering and planning required for the creation and installation of the sculptures.
  • Always co-operative, calm and polite.
  • Exceeded our expectations which started at a high level.Over the past 12 months our community volunteer group, Brighter Bervie, has run a public art project to install a sculpture trail in our royal burgh. Debbie Ryan is the artist we commissioned for this work which has now been successfully completed.After inviting submission of artistic proposals and conducting a rigorous selection procedure, why did we choose Debbie?
    • Thorough understanding and compliance with our project brief.
    • Well researched and prepared proposal competently presented during interview.
    • Keenness to work with us and all members of our community.
    • Awareness of all aspects of our project, not just the art work.
    • Good portfolio of past work with excellent references.

     

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