Elizabeth BlackadderDBE, RA, RSA, RSW, RGI Born: 1931
Place of Birth: Falkirk
Elizabeth Blackadder was born in Falkirk in 1931. She studied at ECA from 1949 until 1954 under Robert Henderson Blyth and William Gillies inter alia and earned travelling scholarships to southern Europe and Italy. In 1956 she married artist and fellow Scottish Gallery exhibitor John Houston and began teaching in Edinburgh. One of Scotland's greatest artists, she also garners recognition and success in London. Elizabeth is perhaps best known for her detailed yet lyrical watercolours of flowers, 'table-top' compositions using Oriental objects and her beloved cats. Trips to Japan and Venice and a greater emphasis on oil can be seen in landscape and townscape pieces as well as important still life series using decorated tins and boxes arranged with exotic fish, fruit and vegetables.
Elizabeth is also an inspired and skillful maker of original prints. We have oils, watercolours and original etchings in stock.
In 2001, she was appointed Her Majesty's Painter and Limner in Scotland.
Landscape with White Horsec.1960oil on canvasH:86.5cm W:112cm£27,500
Soutra1971oil on canvasH:65cm W:70cm£7,500
Still Life with Fan and Bird Ornaments1986watercolourH:44cm W:113cm£14,500
A Fife Farm near Burntislandc.1952ink on paperH:33cm W:45cm£5,500
Frango no Espeto No.2c.1990oil on canvasH:91.5cm W:91.5cm£32,000
Pavement Leaves2013watercolourH:58cm W:77cm£16,500
Still Life with Cherry Bark1995oil on canvasH:152.5cm W:152.5cm£38,000
White Still Life with Rainbow and Embroidered Jacket1974oil on canvasH:76cm W:122cm£25,000