Moira Wallace copy

Provost Moira Wallace Oriel College, Oxford

21st July

Acrylic on board with Gilt Edged Frame

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Hick Hewer

2018

Acrylic on board

Nick Hewer

2018

Acrylic on board

'Mia'

‘Mia’

2017

210 x 296 mm

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

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‘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

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‘Scrumpy’

Watercolour on textured mount board

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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.

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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.

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Pauline Edgar, Headmistress Queenswood School

June 2016

Acrylic on board. 100 cm x 67 cm

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Olivia Reading

2014

Acrylic on Board

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‘Stuntman Takes a Break’

2014

acrylic on board

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‘Paula’

2014

Acrylic on Board

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‘Reflections’

2014

Acrylic on board

Bespoke Frame by Mike Hookey

Jane Burnett, Headmistress Ashford School 1997-2000

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

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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 Adviser for English at Ofsted

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

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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

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Lynne Campbell-Rhodes

2011

Acrylic on Board

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Stephen Wright

2013

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

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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

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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

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Self Portrait

2007

Acrylic on board

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My Godmother

2008

Acrylic on board

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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

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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

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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

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Master Of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

2008

acrylic on board

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Marquis

2011

acrylic on board

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Katie

2011

acrylic on board

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John Ashman

2008

acrylic on board

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Professor Rosemary Cramp

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Dr Lesley

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Dr Lesley

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DJ Derek

2009

acrylic on board

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Beth Throrpe

2008

conté crayon on board

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Adam

2011

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

Acrylic on board

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Kimono Wars Starring Luna

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Max

2012

ink and pencil on board

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Mac

2003

conté crayon on board

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Alsatian

2005

conté crayon on board