Here are just a few of the many reviews received by past and present clients on commissioned work, workshops and work purchased. 

January 2016

Ruth was employed by Creative Cow, a professional theatre company, to create 2 very large props for a production of A Christmas Carol which was performed at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, for 4 weeks and then at the Forum Theatre, Malvern, for a further week in December 2015/January 2016.

She skilfully made a very large winged and feathered dead turkey as would be found hanging in a Victorian poulterer’s shop - and the same turkey, cooked and ready to be served on a giant platter.

Audience reaction to both turkeys was hugely appreciative – they won applause and gasps at every performance.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ruth as a determined and talented artist/prop maker.
Amanda Knot Artistic Director

Hi Ruth Wow! Your print is even more beautiful than I had imagined it could possibly be, thank you so much! I had a call at work and it was Candice in tears telling me it was the most beautiful wonderful picture she had ever seen! Beautifully printed, it looks real! And we love the frame, altogether just perfect! Thank you for your lovely card and thank you for bringing The Magic of Summer into every day of our lives. Beautiful! Our thanks and kindest regards. Matt & Candice x

Hi Ruth me and Luke just wanted to say thank you so much, we really enjoyed the wire workshop. We had no idea what it would be like (or if we would be capable of making anything!) but we had a wonderful time and felt very relaxed in your lovely studio. It was a great opportunity to get creative and use our imaginations to make beautiful hearts, thank you for your excellent tuition and patience!

We will definitely recommend your workshops to people and we will be booking another one very soon!
Luke and Hayley - Wire workshop attendees.

One of the fantastic results by a student on one of Ruth's 2 days wire workshops.

One of the fantastic results by a student on one of Ruth's 2 days wire workshops.

Thank you so much for my beautiful canvas! Absolutely stunning, love it! 
Miriam Bay

I thoroughly enjoyed the session which was lead in a very encouraging and competent manner, with all possible materials readily to hand.  There was sufficient input to ensure that an individual piece was completed, but with the scope to go in your own direction artisticly - no rights or wrongs!  As a rather uncreative person, I didn't feel out of my depth and would recommend anyone who enjoys doing something with their hands give a similar workshop a go.  Afterwards I had lots more ideas about things I wish I had done, so I might have to return!
Michelle Ward

Exceptional result on Ruth's popular 2 day wire too can create such sculptures with expert tuition and support, no matter what your experience and ability.

Exceptional result on Ruth's popular 2 day wire too can create such sculptures with expert tuition and support, no matter what your experience and ability.

Thanks again for a really fun, helpful workshop
You asked for feedback but I don't know how it could have been better - really good atmosphere with lovely people. Your help and encouragement was spot on. I didn't feel at all self conscious and I really enjoyed it. I even like my chicken and usually I'd be critical of things I'd made myself.



All I can say is ABSOLUTELY FRICKING AMAZING!! Parents brought the painting up. We're blown away. Superb!! You're a very talented artist Ruth!! 
Marc Stephens

I approached Ruth to complete a painting for me after I'd heard good feedback about other projects she has worked on. The painting I wanted was very close to my heart and I really appreciated the time Ruth took to ask questions and get to know exactly what I wanted.
I am so pleased with the finished product. Ruth has captured the image beautifully, with every detail I wanted highlighted drawn straight to the eye.

Thank you. Debbie Mole

Hi Ruth,
Just a quick email to express my gratitude at the art work you carried out for me.
All four pieces are constantly admired from numerous friends.  The music based one, compliments the lounge theme beautifully. while the country feel if the bedroom scene exudes a peaceful tranquility.
The pair for the kitchen add the colour and spice to an otherwise "quiet" decor.
Thanks again for all your hard work.

Best wishes Paul

Dearest Ruthy. Thanking you for the painting. Absolutely love it.
Thank you xxxxxxx  - Claire Ford

I absolutely LOVE your painting, and initially we had it hung up in the hallway to our front room, but we've
recently moved it to pride of place above the TV (Rob's idea!)...thank you So very much. You are super talented.

Rebecca Barrow


Hi Ruth I would just like to say a HUGE thank you for my painting.  I am over the moon!  Tim has managed to hang it in the extension and it fills the wall space perfectly. The colours are stunning and really brighten up the room.  Also in the different light, different aspects come to life.  I’m just amazed you captured everything I asked for in the painting.  It’s as if you had seen the picture in my mind! We have received many, many compliments.  Hopefully it will lead to a few more commissions for you.
Many thanks again Ruth, Kathryn x

A framed Limited edition print

A framed Limited edition print

Ruth’s expert knowledge of colour and colour palette shone through in her beautifully composed flower painting she completed for me. The colours complimented my theme and decor at home exquisitely.

Wire workshops
I would highly recommend attending Ruth’s wire workshops as it has “something for everyone with an interest in wire”. Before attending my first wire workshop I had never worked creatively with wire before. After a two-hour class left with a uniquely beautifully crafted butterfly that I am very proud of; which is now hanging in my hallway. I was able to achieve this with Ruth’s knowledge of wire and teaching. She encourages, inspires and assists you to enable you learn and develop skills to create a piece of wirework that is unique to you. I have since attended several of Ruth’s wirework shops and have created a rabbit, tree and birdcage; all of which are on display at home.

Diana Stephens

I am lucky enough to be the proud owner of a beautiful piece of art by Ruth E Bateman.  Ruth came to my house to discuss the commission before she painted it and we discussed which pictures I particularly liked and what my piece of art should be like, which colours I wanted etc.  She really understood what I was after and produced the most beautiful painting which exceeded my initial expectations.  I absolutely love it and it has pride of place in my house.  I can thoroughly recommend Ruth for her talent, perception and understanding of how to put your feelings into art form.
Rebecca H