David Cardwell Head of The Department of Engineering, Cambridge

2019

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

Beka’ s Self Portrait

2007

Acrylic on Board

Nick Hewer

2017

107cm x 72cm

Acrylic on board

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

2016

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

2006

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

‘Mia’

2017

21cm x 29.6cm

Acrylic on primed board. Colour Matched bespoke frame by Bertram Whitford

‘Zita’

2015

This is the largest portrait I have undertaken. I was inspired by this lady and extremely interested in the beauty and wisdom in an older face.

Acrylic on board. 1.5 x 1.5 metres

‘Monicka’

2014

I was inspired by the work of David Downton, celebrated cat walk illustrator and artist at Claridges Hotel London. This is a portrait of my tenant and friend Monicka

Acrylic on painted board

‘Scrumpy’

Watercolour on textured mount board

Richard Yeates Headmaster Ashford Preparatory School

2017

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

06.16

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

2015

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

2014

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.

Olivia Reading

2014

Acrylic on Board

‘Stuntman Takes a Break’

2014

acrylic on board

‘Paula’

2014

Acrylic on Board

‘Reflections’

2014

Acrylic on board

Bespoke Frame by Mike Hookey

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.

2014

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.

2014

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

2015

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

Lynne Campbell-Rhodes

2011

Acrylic on Board

Stephen Wright

2013

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

Sophia

2011

This and the portrait of her brother 'Adam' were both featured in the 'Stories' exhibition with the renowned artist John Eveleigh.

Acrylic on board

Tea With Tony

2012

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.

Acrylic on board

Self Portrait

2007

Acrylic on board

My Godmother

2008

Acrylic on board

Mrs Tatiana Macaire

2011

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

Monochromania

2014

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.

Acrylic on board

Michael Piper

2009

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.

Acrylic on board

Master Of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

2008

acrylic on board

Marquis

2011

acrylic on board

Katie

2011

acrylic on board

John Ashman

2008

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

DJ Derek

2009

acrylic on board

Beth Throrpe

2008

conté crayon on board

Adam

2011

Beka painted both Adam and his sister as part of the 'Stories' exhibition with celebrated artist John Eveleigh.

Acrylic on board

Kimono Wars Starring Luna

Max

2012

ink and pencil on board

Mac

2003

conté crayon on board

Alsatian

2005

conté crayon on board