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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 enjoyed 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 enjoys 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.

  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Landscape with White Horse

    c.1960
    oil on canvas
    H:86.5cm W:112cm
    £27,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Still Life with Fan and Bird Ornaments

    1986
    watercolour
    H:44cm W:113cm
    £14,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Crabs and Lobsters

    watercolour and pencil
    H:72cm W:59cm
    £15,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Easter Still Life

    1972
    watercolour
    H:69.5cm W:103cm
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  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Three Vases of Flowers

    1979
    watercolour
    H:51cm W:64cm
    £14,250
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Figures on a Balcony

    1967
    mixed media on board
    H:34cm W:49cm
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  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Early Snow, Gala Water

    1965
    watercolour
    H:68cm W:102cm
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  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    A Fife Farm near Burntisland

    c.1952
    ink on paper
    H:33cm W:45cm
    £5,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    The Yellow Table

    1976
    oil on canvas
    H:76cm W:122cm
    £26,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Lilies

    c.2014
    oil on canvas
    H:91.5cm W:122cm
    £30,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Fruit of the Sea

    c.2011
    watercolour
    H:31cm W:45cm
    £5,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Melon and Cloth

    c.2010
    oil on canvas
    H:30.5cm W:40.5cm
    £5,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Frango no Espeto No.2

    c.1990
    oil on canvas
    H:91.5cm W:91.5cm
    £32,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Pavement Leaves

    2013
    watercolour
    H:58cm W:77cm
    £16,500
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Turkish Delight

    2006
    oil on canvas
    H:61cm W:66cm
    £9,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Still Life with Cherry Bark

    1995
    oil on canvas
    H:152.5cm W:152.5cm
    £38,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Orchids and Bananas

    1989
    watercolour
    H:69cm W:102cm
    £16,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    White Still Life with Rainbow and Embroidered Jacket

    1974
    oil on canvas
    H:76cm W:122cm
    £25,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Interior with Persian Rug, No.5

    c.1970
    oil on canvas
    H:86.5cm W:112cm
    £28,000
  • Elizabeth Blackadder

    Beach, Viana do Castelo

    1967
    oil on canvas
    H:85.5cm W:112cm
    £28,000