Josh Loves

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies and Passions with Collage.

Personality Portrait Collage by Emma Mullender

Josh’s Portrait (2019) by Emma Mullender

"Personality Portrait" Collage Josh Loves by Emma Mullender

Josh Loves

Travelling. Astronomy & Astrology. Surfing. Hot air balloons. Camper Vans. Motorbikes. Art films. Cooking. David Bowie. Beer.

Thanks to my mum for buying me a totally unique birthday gift, and thanks to Emma for somehow making me look cool! Totally chuffed with it!

Josh Bygrave

Sarah Loves

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies and Passions with Collage

"Personality Portrait" Collage Sarah Loves by Emma Mullender

Sarah Loves

Amethyst Crystals. Medical Cannabis. Crystal Skulls. Her Dogs. Flowers. The Colour Purple and Pink. Quotes “Where focus goes, energy flows” & “Love and Light”

I had a personality portrait made by Emma. I gave her my list of favourite things, and she can back with the most amazing collage with so many beautiful little touches. All my favourite things put together so perfectly. I love it ! ❤️

Sarah Dougan

Carly Loves

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies and Passions with Collage.

"Personality Portrait" Collage Carly in frame by Emma Mullender

Carly Loves

Sun Sets & Sun Rises. Juame Plensa. Pablo Nureda. Typograpy. Boston Terriers. The Ocean. Coffee. Running. Champagne & Oysters. The Unknown & Getting Lost. Her Daughter. Love & Romance. Art Deco Lines. Colours: Red, Black & Gold.

I am as pleased as punch with my collage. Thank you Emma!

Carly Chappell

A Closer Look

STEVE LOVES

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"Personality Portrait" Collage in frame by Emma Mullender

Steve Loves

Sky Diving. Porsche Carerra 911. Watches. Football. Everton FC. Motor Bikes. Dance Music. Favorite song “Set You Free” by N Trance. Nightclubs. Stereophonics. Beer. Blue. Films: Gladiator and Footloose.

I found Emma through Facebook after seeing one of her Personality Portraits. I thought they would make a unique gift for my husbands upcoming 40th birthday. Emma was helpful and communication was easy. Most importantly my husband Steve loved it!

Laura Quarry

Tara Loves

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies & Passions with Collage.

“Mixed Media Personality Portrait” by Emma Mullender

Tara’s Portrait (2020) by Emma Mullender

"Personality Portrait" Collage Tara Loves by Emma Mullender
Tara’s Personality Portrait

Thank you so much for the wonderful picture. Tara loved it!

Helen Brooks

The Brief

I was asked by Helen if I could make a portrait for her good friends ‘special’ birthday. She wanted it to be a surprise, so instead of asking Tara what her favourite things were, Helen told me about Tara’s personality and things she loves from her point of view.

Tara is an actress, artist, party lover, and is great at telling stories. Her roots are in South London (Thornton Heath and Anerley) but her heart is in Shepton Mallet, where she used to live. Tara especially loves Glastonbury festival, where her husband proposed.

Tara is currently embarking on a journey in Shamanic practice. She loves colour, and just like a magpie loves anything shiny and gold. I have highlighted Tara’s attributes in the collage.

Some Details

The Process

I was given a few photographs of Tara to choose from but I chose the one where she looked most happy. The remaining of this mixed media collage was made with an assortment of wrapping papers, snippets of maps, fabric flowers, wooden hearts and musical notes, old jewellery and gold glittery foliage. Framed, as always, in a second-hand frame.

Steph Loves..

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies & Passions with Collage.

“Mixed Media Personality Portrait” by Emma Mullender

Steph’s Loves (2020) by Emma Mullender

"Steph Loves. Personality Portrait" in room above sofa by Emma Mullender

The Brief

I was asked by my friend, Ed, if I could make a ‘Personality Portrait’ for his girlfriend, Steph. Because of lockdown, and unable to travel, Steph was desperately missing Wolverhampton/Birmingham, where she grew up. Ed asked if I could make a collage that would remind Steph of home, and add few other favourite things.

Steph’s loves

Man on the Horse Statue. Wolverhampton FC Stadium. Digbeth Street Art. St Peters Church. Love Lock Bridge – Broad Street. Walsall Art Gallery. The Rotunda Building. Bullring Library. Britannia Hotel on New Street. Steve Bull – Wolverhampton player. Talking Heads – This must be the Place. Brighton. Vietnamese Food. Festivals Tulips. Tate Modern and V & A Museum. The colour Blue      

The Process

Once I knew the required size, I went to a charity shop to find the perfect size frame. The blue picture mount was bought new as the original one wasn’t quite the right colour. This mixed-media collage was made from the use of photos (from my client or Un-splash), graphics, canvas paper, pens and acrylic paint. I managed to feature all of ‘Steph’s loves’ on there, even if they were incredibly small!

Annie Loves..

Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies, Loves & Passions with Collage.

“Mixed Media Personality Portrait” by Emma Mullender

I wanted a unique and memorable present for my mum after a particular trying year. Emma’s personality portrait did not disappoint! Emma guided me with thoughts & ideas throughout the process & accommodated a couple of last minute additions. My mum is over the moon with the portrait (as am I) & I would recommend Emma to anyone wanting something really special.

Mrs Ruth Empson-Ridge

The Brief

I was asked to make a ‘Faceless Personality Portrait’ by my friend Ruth, for her mother for Christmas. Fortunately I already had the bonus of my friends mother, Annie, being a fan of my work, so that was one thing less to worry about! A request for a vibrant and quirky collage, in a medium sized, gold or brown chunky frame with all Annie’s favourite things, which included……….

Annie Loves …

Her favourite colour is purple • She loves singing in the choir • She loves watching dance (Charleston, Cha cha cha, Jive) • Favourite song is ‘Dancing in the moonlight’• Favourite poem – ‘Warning’ by Jenny Joseph • Annie was in the 1945 film ‘Wicked Lady’ when she was a baby • Candles and Twinkling Lights, especially on a gloomy day • Spending time with Friends and Family • Loves a Bloody Mary• Bags • Laughing, particularly when things go wrong • Being outside in green spaces • Autumn is her favourite season • Reading and Crosswords• Music

The Process

I found a lovely double mounted frame in the charity shop, and because it was double mounted it gave depth, allowing me to make a 3d collage that was still protected my glass. It was first Personality Portrait that was ‘Faceless’ and was definitely trickier than one with a face, but I got there in the end!

Vanessa Loves

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"Vanessa Loves" personality portrait by Emma Mullender

Vanessa Loves

The sea and its endless horizon. Jade beads. Sea glass. Eucalyptus leaves. Reading/Books, and a map Cuba (to remind her of her honeymoon) Her favourite colours were: Coral and Blush pink, turquoise, navy blue, sea blues and greens.

I had a surprise 50th birthday portrait collage made by Emma, and I can honestly say it’s the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received. The care, research and attention to detail that went into it is just so moving. Generations of the past would have had their portraits painted, then it was photography. This is the next level: it’s ‘found’ photography, it’s a painting, it’s a collage of all the things that make me, me! Every time I look at it, I feel emotional. I feel I’m totally good enough at being uniquely me. Thank you so much Emma – I think you should have a tagline: Art as therapy!

Vanessa Dell

Chris Loves…

Your loves, passions and hobbies all in 1 collage

"Chris Loves" personality portrait by Emma Mullender

Chris Loves…

The family’s pet dog and cat. Wood burners / Fire. Music: The piano, composing digital music, Orbital, Pink Floyd, (I have made my own version logos for both bands for copyright reasons). Tangerine Dream – loved by the sun, Scorpion – I’m still loving you. Places: Wandsworth Bridge Road. Rushall. Wellington. Tiverton. Prague. Liberec. Siberia-(especially lake Baykal) and South of France. Artificial Intelligence/ Robotics. Aerodynamics. Falcon 9 Space X. Science / Physics/ Mathematics. Digital Technology. His great great grandparents (seen in the sky as stars). Giraffes. Interest in Distilling Spirits. Swimming. Zenitech (his company)

NICK LOVES

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"Nick-personality-portrait" by Emma Mullender
"Nick-personality-portrait 4" by Emma Mullender
Close up view

NICK LOVES

GOLF. TENNIS. RUNNING. SNOOKER. FORMULA ONE. CRYSTAL PALACE FC. BROMLEY FC. FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN STATIC CARAVAN IN AYGULF/FREJUS. HOLIDAY WITH BOYS IN IBIZA. MUSIC- NICK CAVE, OASIS, ARTIC MONKEYS. ‘THE GREEN’ IN FORESTDALE. ALL BAR ONE WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE. DATSUN 120Y (FIRST CAR). BEER. GARDENING – TENDING TO HIS OLIVE TREE. PIANO. THE DATES REPRESENT HIS CHILDRENS BIRTHDAYS AND THE DATE HE MET HIS WIFE MICHELLE.