David Cardwell Head of The Department of Engineering, Cambridge


Acrylic on board

Frame by Bertram Whitford. Designed by Bertie and Beka

Mike Buchanan and Jazz. (Former Headmaster of Ashford School, Kent. Executive Director of HMC).

July 2019

Bespoke Frame by Bertram Whitford. Sprayed by Siteworks. Engraving my Engravefast. Actual portrait 109 x 67cm. Frame measuring

Acrylic on board

Gregg Davies. Headmaster of Shiplake College

Completed April 30th 2019

Acrylic on board. Bespoke frame by Bertram Whitford 75 x 50 cm

Black valchomat frame

Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng Former Head and President of Department of Engineering


77cm x 44cm

Acrylic on board. Bespoke Valcromat Frame made by Bertram Whitford designed by Beka Smith and Bertam Whitford.

Moira Wallace Provost of Oriel College Oxford

Unveiled 27.07.18

102cm x 74cm Grisaille Acrylic on Board

Bespoke frame By Bertram Whitford

Dr Leslie Wayper


52.5cm x 63.5cm

Acrylic on Board

Jenny Brown, Headmistress St Albans 2014-2019

July 2019

Acrylic on Board

Concave frame by Bertram Whitford

Richard Yeates Headmaster Ashford Preparatory School


This was commissioned by Ashford School to hang in the preparatory school in celebration of the great work by Richard Years who retired as Headmaster in 2017

Acrylic on Board. Colour matched bespoke frame by Bertram Whitford.

Alan Little, MBE. Honorary Librarian Wimbledon Tennis

13th June 2017

Founder of the Kenneth Ritchie Library AELTC

Acrylic on board. The frame, cherry maple and poplar was designed and made by Bertram Whitford in collaboration with the artist.

Pauline Edgar, Headmistress Queenswood School


Acrylic on board. 100 cm x 67 cm

Shaped oak frame with valchromat reveal made by Bertram Whitford in collaboration with the artist

Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng

August 2016

This portrait was commissioned by the Department of Engineering, Cambridge.

Valchromat frame with painted mount and handprinted reveals. Made by Bertram Whitford and collaboration with the artist. Acrylic on board.

Mark Bishop, Headmaster Trinity School, London.

August 2016

This portrait was commissioned by Trinity School, Croydon were Mark was Headmaster.

Acrylic on Board. Valchromatt frame with handprinted purple recess. Sycamore inner mount by Bertram Whitford and collaboration with the artist.

Paula Holloway Headmistress Ashford School, 2000-2004 78x65cm


This is the fifth portrait that has been commissioned by Ashford School Kent to celebrate the Heads of the School.

Acrylic on board. Frame by Mike Hookey in collaboration with the artist.

Nicky Padfield. Master of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge 65×47 cm

June 2015

This is the second master's portrait Beka Smith has been commissioned. She has several portraits at the college including her BP Portrait Awards piece, Dr Leslie Wayper alongside a pencil sketch of the Fellow and her first public commission of retiring Master Professor Robert Lethbridge.

Acrylic on board 65 x 47cms

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve.CH CBE FRS FBA FMedSci Drawing for Newnham College Cambridge


In the private collection of Newnham College Cambridge. Beka was commissioned to undertake two pencil sketch of The Baroness. The other hangs in the British Academy where she was President.

Graphite on board. A3.

Jane Burnett, Headmistress Ashford School 1997-2000

July 2014

This was the fourth portrait to be commissioned by Ashford School, Kent where Beka was a pupil.

Acrylic on Board

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve. The British Academy, London.


This was a dual commission of the esteemed Baroness and was an interesting project for the artist who had to realise her different roles at the institutions. The other hangs in Newnham College where she was Principle.

Graphite on Board.42x30cm

Patricia Metham National English Adviser at Ofsted.


This was the third commission of Ashford School. Patricia was Headmistress at the time of the artist's study at the school. The artist was commissioned to undertake a copy which hangs at thee family home.

Acrylic on Board. Bespoke Frame by Mike Hookey Portrait dimensions 47cm x 31.5cm

Elizabeth Phillips OBE Headmistress St Marylebone School London


This portrait was commissioned by the school to celebrate the subject's role as Headmistress at the School. The artist was then commissioned to undertake a copy of the work which hangs at the family home.

Acrylic on Board. Private Collection. 535mm x 350mm

Stephen Wright


Headmaster, Merchant Taylor's School, London. Acrylic on Board. 73x53cm.

Mrs Tatiana Macaire


This was the second portrait to be commissioned by Ashford School. Tatiana was Beka's Headmistress for the majority of her studiy years at the school

Acrylic on board

Master Of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge


acrylic on board

Emeritus Professor Rosemary Cramp

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House London

Acrylic on Board

Dr Leslie Wayper Life Fellow of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

Dr Lesley