Beka first became acquainted with her cousin Tony when her portrait of Dr Leslie Wayper was exhibited at the National portrait Gallery. He is painted in his front room with the notorious 'Goblin Carpet'. When Beka's father passed away she gave Tony her father's favourite recliner chair and it fits into the decor of the room.
Beka was commissioned to undertake a portrait of her father, the renowned concert pianist Ronald Smith. This posthumous portrait became one of three exact copies. After the first had been completed, Beka was asked to undertake a copy and then a second copy. The there were exhibited side by side at her Open Studios.
Beka met. Michael Piper by chance at a restaurant in the Sussex village Alciston where Beka and her family often went. She was struck by the fact that the gentleman has glass eye and how this effects the facial expressions on that side. The portrait was located at his house nearby.