I'm delighted to have recently painted the portrait of the late Mr. & Mrs. Norman and Lida Smith, for whom the Bentley University Smith Academic Technology Center is named. They are the parents of Robert (Bob) Smith, past Chairman of Bentley’s Board of Trustees. To create this posthumous portrait, the Smith family furnished several photographs of the couple at home so I could appreciate the span of their life together in rural Maine. From this information, my own conceptualization and by using live models as stand-ins, I created the portrait setting of Mr. & Mrs. Smith on their homestead. The image depicts their dedication to each other and their love for their land. The portrait is featured prominently in the lobby of the Smith Academic Technology Center.