Beka is delighted to announce she is commencing three portraits, She will be painting prominent political journalist and broadcaster for the new statesman and the Guardian, Jackie Ashley, now President of Cambridge College, Lucy Cavendish. Jackie is the wife of Andrew Marr, television presenter and political commentator.
She is also to be painting Headmaster of Ashford School Mike Buchanan where she was once a pupil. Mike is the current Vice-Chair and former Chair of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the Heads’ association of leading independent schools in the UK and worldwide. This portrait will complete to date the series of Head of the School, a project that she has even working on in conjunction with the school for seven years. Ashford School was voted Independent School of the Year in 2010/11 and has been nominated for the same award several times since including 2016.
Beka is also undertaking her first Oxford Commission. She will be painting Moira Wallace OBE is a former British civil servant and the current Provost of Oriel College, Oxford. Until October 2012 she was the first Permanent Secretary of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, having moved from her role as Director General of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group the Home Office in November 2008.
Beka is also involved in producing a body of work towards a solo show in the Capital. Watch this space.