Beka collaborates with Bertram Whitford on her portrait commissions to create a bespoke hardwood frame to match and reflect the individual and the character of the portrait. Bertram is an experienced furniture maker who also specialises in making beautiful custom-made frames.
An array of different finishes are possible, from traditional timber mouldings through to professionally sprayed frames. He also works with gold and silver leaf, applied with water gilding, to create modern or more conventional detailing. He has access to a huge variety of timbers, native and exotic, to achieve exactly the required look for each individual frame.
The design process is one in which Beka and Bertram work closely together, bringing knowledge from both disciplines to capture the perfect design.